Qualified Entities (QE)

A Qualified Entity, or regional health information organization, is a regional network where electronic health information is stored and shared. There are eight QEs in New York, each enrolling 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.

Qualified Entity Contact Email

Bronx RHIO

Charles Scaglione, Executive Director cscaglio@bronxrhio.org

HealtheConnections

Rob Hack, President and CEO rhack@healtheconnections.org

HEALTHeLINK

Dan Porreca, Executive Director dporreca@wnyhealthelink.com

Healthix

Tom Check, President and CEO tcheck@healthix.org

HealthlinkNY

Staci Romeo, Interim Executive Director sromeo@healthlinkny.com

Hixny

Mark McKinney, Chief Executive Officer mmckinney@hixny.org

NY Care Information Gateway (NYCIG)

Nick VanDuyne, Executive Director nick.vanduyne@nycig.org

Rochester RHIO

Jill Eisenstein, President and CEO jeisenstein@grrhio.org

Join the SHIN-NY

The SHIN-NY connects the eight 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 98% of hospitals in New York State, over 80,000 medical providers, 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)