Announcing: The 2016 Digital Health Conference & Keynote Speakers

NYeC News: Vol 70: May 2, 2016

New York’s largest and most dynamic health tech event is back!

Now in its 5th year, the 2016 Digital Health Conference will bring together 500 senior-level healthcare professionals to explore cutting-edge innovations and to foster insightful conversation addressing how healthcare is being redefined through technology.

Join a who’s who of New York’s healthcare ecosystem to hear insights, ideas, and analysis from industry thought leaders and to connect with your peers.

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SHIN-NY Spotlight – Issue 1 – April 2016

Welcome to the first issue of the SHIN-NY Spotlight, a quarterly update on the progress we are making in developing the statewide health information exchange.

This year marks a number of important milestones in the development and operations of the SHIN-NY. In 2015 we launched statewide patient record look up (sPRL). With that milestone, the eight Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) were linked and providers could now search for any patient who has given consent across the State. This huge achievement took over five years of concerted effort by hundreds of stakeholders in dozens of workgroups. We not only had to build the infrastructure, but we also had to align on policy to keep patients’ records safe and secure. Now the network holds over 37 million patient records, processes over 2.4 million transactions a month and has over 59,000 users of the SHIN-NY.

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Mount Sinai Launches Data Sharing Initiative for Digital Health Pilots

NYeC News: Vol 69: March 29, 2016

Dr. Ashish Atreja, director of the AppLab at Mount Sinai hospital, believes that the lack of a robust body of digital health evidence is a problem. That’s not an uncommon opinion. But Atreja thinks the key to improving the situation is collaboration, and at a small reception at HIMSS16 he made a plea to doctors to share their own digital health pilot data through a new data sharing initiative called NODE Health (Network Of Digital health Evidence in Health).

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HIMSS16 Annual Conference & Exhibition

NYeC News: Vol 68: March 1, 2016

The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 29 – March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions, and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops.

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New York Digital Health Accelerator Demo Day

NYeC News: Vol 67: February 1, 2016

On January 21st, the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA)—an intense five month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) to foster New York’s growing health tech sector—featured six leading early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products for healthcare providers and patients in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow improvement.

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Six Innovative Digital Health Tech Companies Present Cutting-Edge Solutions at the New York Digital Health Accelerator Demo Day on January 21

Today, the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA)—an intense five month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) to foster New York’s growing health tech sector—featured six leading early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products for healthcare providers and patients in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow improvement.

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eHealth Forum Brings International Perspectives and Solutions to Local Healthcare Issues

NYeC News: Vol 66: January 4, 2016

With our partners Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, NYeC recently hosted an invitation-only forum, “An International Dialog on Using Health Information to Improve Care,” to discuss how the delivery of high-quality, lower cost medical care has come to require new tools, practices, and ways of thinking. Secretary of the Australia Department of Health, Martin Bowles, keynoted the event.

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CMS Extends PQRS 2016 Informal Review Request Deadline

CMS has extended the 2014 informal review period to November 23, 2015. This enables individual providers, Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) sites, group practices, and ACOs—those that received notice that they will receive a negative payment adjustment for their Medicare part B billing in 2016, based on their 2014 PQRS reporting status—to request an informal review from CMS. Eligible Providers who are uncertain if they will receive this negative payment adjustment should review their QRUR report. Requests for an informal review must be requested by the November 23 deadline. More information can be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/Downloads/2016_PQRS_IRExt_Listserv.pdf

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