New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC, pronounced “nice”) is a non-profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare by collaboratively leading, connecting, and integrating health information exchange (HIE) across the state.
On behalf of New York State, NYeC leads the advancement of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), a network connecting healthcare professionals statewide. The SHIN-NY connects the state's regional networks, or Qualified Entities (QEs), which allow participating healthcare professionals, with patient consent, to quickly access electronic health information and securely exchange data with any other participant in the state.
The SHIN-NY enables collaboration and coordination of care to improve patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary and avoidable tests and procedures, and lower costs.
Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC works with a diverse group of stakeholders from across the state and care continuum to advance health information technology in New York, developing policies and standards that support the utilization of health technologies and assisting providers in adopting and effectively using electronic health records.
NYeC was an ONC-designated Regional Extension Center (REC), a program that helped healthcare providers choose the right EHR software and learn how to use it effectively. This program evolved into our Healthcare Advisory Professional Services (HAPS). To date, the HAPS team has supported over 10,000 providers in practices of all sizes in implementing technologies and processes to improve healthcare delivery across New York State.