As 10 regional health information exchanges in New York become interconnected into a statewide network, consistency in core privacy and security policies is proving essential, says David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the statewide initiative.
The New York State Legislature recently voted to provide $55 million to fund the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY. The funds will help link the state’s 10 regional health information exchanges, in effect creating a public utility of networked, interconnected electronic health records, says Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York eHealth Collaborative, which coordinated the development of the SHIN-NY in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health.
Because New York planned the development of a statewide network over several years, it has robust security and privacy policies in place, Whitlinger explains in an interview with Information Security Media Group.
(Courtesy of Healthcare Info Security)