NEW YORK, NY – The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) today announces a partnership with New York City’s Interboro Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). This alliance is the next step in unifying New York State’s existing regional health records exchanges into a strong statewide network. The SHIN-NY will improve healthcare and reduce costs by making health records securely accessible by providers treating a patient anywhere in the state. The SHIN-NY is run by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).
Interboro RHIO’s health records exchange is broad, and includes hospitals, trauma centers, long-term care facilities, diagnostic centers, and private practices. Interboro’s participants include the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC) and its founding members include several HHC entities (Elmhurst Hospital Center, HHC Health & Home Care, MetroPlus, Queens Hospital Center, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center) along with New York Hospital Queens and Visiting Nurse Services of New York.
The NYCHHC is the nation’s largest public healthcare network, serving 1.4 million New Yorkers annually. Its patients include some of the city’s most underserved and chronically ill, many of whom lack health insurance. Once the Interboro exchange connects to the SHIN-NY’s growing statewide network, its provider members will have better access to even more data. For example, if a patient has a test or procedure at a practice outside of the Interboro network, those medical records will soon be easily accessible by that patient’s primary care provider via the SHIN-NY.