We’re pleased to share the third issue of the SHIN-NY Spotlight, a quarterly update on the progress we’re making on developing the Statewide Health Information Network for New York.
Letter from NYeC Executive Director, Valerie Grey
Welcome to the third issue of the SHIN-NY Spotlight, a quarterly update on the progress the State is making in developing New York’s health information exchange (HIE), the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY).
As the new Executive Director of NYeC, I’ve spent the last few months traveling the state and witnessing the amazing work being done in every community—some of which is highlighted here. It is clear that a robust and effective SHIN-NY will be a critical tool in our efforts to support the numerous value-based care initiatives underway, including DSRIP, that ultimately support the Triple Aim of better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower healthcare costs.
Over the coming months, NYeC will be working closely with our stakeholders and the State to develop a strategic plan to define the next phase of the SHIN-NY. As you will see in this Spotlight, usage of the SHIN-NY continues to grow. This issue also outlines how health plans can utilize the SHIN-NY, an update on potential changes to the State’s current patient consent policy, and two SHIN-NY case studies highlighting partnerships with QEs and PPSs.
A key element in helping to move our system-wide transformation forward will be communication—I welcome your feedback on how we can work together to improve care and encourage your thoughts and input on stories to feature in future issues of the SHIN-NY Spotlight.
New York eHealth Collaborative
To read the January issue of the SHIN-NY Spotlight here.