Final State Budget Funds New York’s Electronic Health Records System, the SHIN-NY
New Funding Will Empower Millions of NY Doctors and Patients to Take Full Charge of Their Health by Providing them with Fast and Easy Access to Their Records Anywhere in the State
Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature voted to support New York’s electronic health records system—known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (the SHIN-NY). The final New York State Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget includes $55M in State funding for the SHIN-NY, which will go towards building an innovative, public network in New York designed to give doctors and patients instant access to their complete health records, anywhere and anytime. New York has been at the forefront of health innovation and will now be the first large state in the country to build a public network of interconnected electronic health records of this kind.