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Final State Budget Supports Health Information Exchange to Advance Healthcare Transformation and Improve Patient Outcomes
ALBANY, NY – In response to the newly adopted 2019-2020 New York State Budget, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) applauded Governor Cuomo and the Legislature’s continued support of transforming New York’s healthcare system through health information exchange by providing critical funding for the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY).
“On behalf of New York’s healthcare providers, care team members, and patients, the New York eHealth Collaborative thanks Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie for their continued investment in healthcare information exchange and inclusion in this year’s budget,” said Valerie Grey, Executive Director of NYeC. “As healthcare increasingly focuses on value-based care, the Statewide Health Information Network for New York creates the connection that allows for the sharing of key patient data –resulting in better use of resources, reducing unnecessary duplicative tests and procedures, and helping individuals and communities stay healthier.”
Connecting New York’s regional health information exchanges, or Qualified Entities, the SHIN-NY allows participating healthcare providers, with patient consent, to securely access and share key data and medical records of their patients. The Qualified Entities include Bronx RHIO, HealtheConnections, HEALTHeLINK, Healthix, Hixny, NYCIG, and Rochester RHIO.
The SHIN-NY links New York’s hospitals, clinics, FQHCs, home care agencies, payers, and ambulatory practices, among others. It is used by over a 100,000 healthcare and community-based professionals and serves millions of people who live in or receive care in New York.
About the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
NYeC is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare by collaboratively leading, connecting, and integrating health information exchange across the state.