Over 8.8 Million New Yorkers Have Given Consent to Healthcare Professionals to Allow Access of Healthcare Records

New York, NY: The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) announced today that the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) holds records for over 40 million patients, processes over 2.8 million transactions a month, and has over 62,000 users. Participating in the network, allows doctors and patients to easily access health records across the state.

“The SHIN-NY allows New York State healthcare providers to access important healthcare information to achieve better coordination of care of patients across New York State. We are quickly approaching the moment when patients can be confident that health records from one provider can be viewed by another provider without having to transfer physical copies or faxing of documents” said Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner of Health for New York State.

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Healthcare Data as a Public Utility: How Do We Get There?

NYeC News: Vol 72: JUNE 23, 2016

Forty-six million Americans use mobile fitness and health apps. Over half of providers serving Medicare or Medicaid patients are using electronic health records (EHRs). Despite such advances and proliferation of health data and its collection, we are not yet on an inevitable path to unleashing the often-promised “power of data” because data remain proprietary and fragmented among insurers, providers, health record companies, government agencies, and researchers.

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Call for Applications for New York Digital Health Accelerator 2016 Class

The Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative launched their fourth annual call for applications for the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA).

The five-month program works to strengthen New York’s position as a vital regional hub for the digital health technology industry.

Twenty-one graduates of this highly successful program have raised nearly $230 million since leaving the program, and have created over 160 jobs in just three years.

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NYeC Digital Health Conference Call for Speakers Opens

NYeC News: Vol 71: May 25, 2016

NYeC is seeking dynamic, innovative thought leaders to speak at our 2016 Digital Health Conference.

Speaker proposals should demonstrate actual usage of transformative health tech innovations and tools, explore how technology is transforming care delivery and business models, suggest practical applications of existing technologies, and/or highlight the effects of technology in healthcare advances. All ideas for speaking topics are welcome and the best and most relevant will be invited to speak at the event.

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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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