New Health Data Network Lures Entrepreneurs

Small Firms Look to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York for Growth

In a much-anticipated move, the New York state Legislature recently agreed to spend $55 million to create a statewide digital highway for New Yorkers’ medical records. Known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, and called “Shiny” for its acronym, SHIN-NY, the project will connect millions of patients, thousands of doctors, and scores of healthcare systems in New York state.

A completed network will also be a boon to dozens of small businesses, including biotech startups—both through directly creating jobs related to building the network, and opportunities that will come with access to a new big data mine.

(Courtesy of Crain’s New York Business)