SHIN-NY Spotlight | Issue 7 | December 2018

Letter from NYeC Executive Director, Valerie Grey

Welcome to the seventh issue of the SHIN-NY Spotlight, our update on the progress the state is making in advancing New York’s health information exchange (HIE), the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY).

We have been busy working towards the goals outlined in the SHIN-NY 2020 Roadmap, collaborating with our stakeholders and partners to implement the Roadmap’s strategies to ensure that the SHIN-NY fulfills its vision of transforming healthcare and the health of our communities, ultimately helping facilitate patient-centered care and supporting New York State in achieving better care for patients, lower costs, and healthier communities.

We are excited to share that one of our programs, the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP), was recently granted a funding extension. This program provides SHIN-NY connection funding to eligible healthcare organizations and supports the flow of clinical information, improving connectivity and helping more people, providers, and health plans! More information on the program and the funding extensions can be found in this update.

We also recently submitted the SHIN-NY as an innovation to improve patient outcomes through social determinants of health and NYeC was selected to participate in a poster presentation session to showcase our proposal to approximately 500 attendees during New York State Department of Health’s Social Determinants of Health Innovation Summit.

Since the last SHIN-NY Spotlight, representatives of the SHIN-NY Policy Committee met with experts to explore the use of clinical data for research purposes to determine if the Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures for Qualified Entities and their participants in New York State (the “SHIN-NY Policies”) need to be revised to promote research.

Additionally, our Healthcare Advisory Professional Services (HAPS) and DEIP teams hosted a Promoting Health Information Exchange for Medicaid MU & PCMH Providers event in Buffalo, NY. The collaborative event highlighted several of NYeC’s provider assistance programs and provided information on how healthcare professionals can become SHIN-NY participants and continue on a path towards achieving value-based care.

We’re excited to continue working together to ensure that the SHIN-NY reaches its maximum potential and dramatically transforms healthcare into a system where health information exchange is universally used as a tool to make lives better.

Take care,
Valerie Grey
Executive Director
New York eHealth Collaborative