What is Health IT?

Health IT (health information technology) is an important concept that encompasses an array of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information.

Thanks to today's innovations, more and more healthcare providers and organizations are using health IT to provide high quality, cost-efficient, and patient-centered care. By providing doctors with more complete patient records, hospitals with better data, and patients with improved diagnosis/treatment information, health IT lifts the entire healthcare system.

NYeC is advancing the forefront of health information technology, making secure, accessible electronic health records (EHRs) standard practice in New York State. EHRs help to facilitate the exchange of medical records electronically through health information exchange (HIE).

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) ensures that healthcare providers always have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information about patients’ health and treatment history.