Qualified Entities (QE)

A Qualified Entity, or regional health information organization, is a regional network where electronic health information is stored and shared. The QEs in each enroll participants within their community, including those from hospitals, clinics, FQHCs, home care agencies, payers, and ambulatory practices, among others, providing core services so they can access and exchange electronic health information with participants in their region.

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) connects the QEs, creating secure, vital access to a patient’s health information possible statewide.

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Qualified Entity Contact Email

Bronx RHIO

Charles Scaglione, Executive Director cscaglio@bronxrhio.org


Rob Hack, President and CEO rhack@healtheconnections.org


Dan Porreca, Executive Director dporreca@wnyhealthelink.com


Todd Rogow, President and CEO trogow@healthix.org


Mark McKinney, Chief Executive Officer  mmckinney@hixny.org

Rochester RHIO

 Jill Eisenstein, President and CEO  jeisenstein@grrhio.org

Join the SHIN-NY

The SHIN-NY connects New York's Qualified Entities (QEs), allowing participating healthcare professionals, with patient consent, to quickly access electronic health information and securely exchange data statewide.

Today, the SHIN-NY connects 100% of the hospitals in New York State, over 100,000 healthcare professionals, and represents millions of people who live in or receive care in New York.

The SHIN-NY helps healthcare professionals make informed decisions faster, enabling collaboration and coordination of care to improve patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary and avoidable tests and procedures, and lower costs.

To join the SHIN-NY, healthcare professionals must first connect to a Qualified Entity. To help defray the cost of connecting to a QE, NYeC offers the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP)