Summary of Changes to Version 3.5 of the SHIN-NY Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures for QEs and their Participants

On April 10, 2018, the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) released Version 3.5 of the SHIN-NY Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures for Qualified Entities and their Participants in New York State under 10 NYCRR § 300.3(b)(1) (the SHIN-NY Policies and Procedures). The revisions follow the changes recommended by the Policy Committee and the NYeC Board in 2017. The most significant changes to the SHIN-NY Policies and Procedures are in regards to cybersecurity.

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Statewide Health Information Network for NY (SHIN-NY): Its Value to New Yorkers and What Regulated Facilities Need to Know

As part of the SHIN-NY Regulation (Addition of Part 300 to Title 10 NYCRR (Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY)), Article 28 nursing homes and diagnostic treatment centers, Article 36 certified home health care agencies and long-term home health care programs, and Article 40 hospices are required to be connected and contributing data to the SHIN-NY by March 9, 2018.

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Lifespan Demonstrates the Power of Community Data through Rochester RHIO

Rochester area Lifespan, a non-profit helping older adults take on both the challenges and opportunities of longer life, is in the midst of a big data project that is breaking down the barriers between traditional medical care and community-based aging services. In partnership with Rochester RHIO and The New York Academy of Medicine, Lifespan is using an integrated approach and data available through the community HIE to demonstrate how it improves the overall health of the people it serves.

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