SHIN-NY Spotlight | Issue 8 | May 2019

Message from NYeC Executive Director, Valerie Grey

Welcome to the 8th edition of the SHIN-NY Spotlight! We produce the Spotlight to share updates on progress the state is making in advancing health information exchange (HIE) through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). As an enterprise, we continue to be focused on executing the SHIN-NY 2020 Roadmap.

I want to thank Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for their continued support. The accomplishments we have made so far and the progress to come would not be possible without their inclusion of SHIN-NY funding in this year’s State budget. This investment in the SHIN-NY’s future is essential and pays big dividends in improving health and reducing costs.

I’m also excited to share the news that NYeC and all Quantified Entities that form the SHIN-NY have obtained Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) certification. This is a significant accomplishment that we are all so proud of!

Since the last SHIN-NY Spotlight, proposed federal policy changes related to interoperability and information blocking were released by both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Additionally, the long-awaited revised proposal for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement was released. We have been carefully reviewing these proposals as well as working with our stakeholders to gather feedback to inform a comprehensive and coordinated comment as part of our advocacy efforts. We believe these proposals present opportunities for the SHIN-NY and its participants throughout the state.

We’re excited to continue working together to ensure that the SHIN-NY reaches its maximum potential and HIE is universally used as a tool to make lives better.

Thank you for reading!

Take care,
Valerie Grey
Executive Director
New York eHealth Collaborative