The New York State Health Department today joined with Healthix, the Brooklyn Health Home and Oscar to provide an update on the development of New York’s new electronic health record system, the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). To demonstrate how the SHIN-NY operates on a regional level, the group highlighted Healthix’s patient alert system, which allows care managers to receive real-time alerts when their patients are admitted to or discharged from a hospital, helping to improve care coordination and reduce avoidable hospital re-admissions.
Seven Leading Digital Health Tech Companies Showcase Cutting Edge Healthcare Solutions at the New York Digital Health Accelerator
Today, the New York Digital Health Accelerator, an intensive 5-month program created by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City to foster New York’s growing health tech sector, featured seven early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products for care coordination, patient engagement, predictive analytics, and workflow management for healthcare providers.
CMS is extending the deadline for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year from 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2014 to 11:59 pm EST on December 31, 2014.
New Program to Simplify Digital Health Data Exchange, Making it Easier for Healthcare Providers to Get Connected Health IT
Building on its current effort to connect electronic health records (EHRs) to health information exchanges (HIEs), the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) has formed a strategic relationship with HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA to streamline the process for achieving connectivity between EHR and HIE systems.
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Sky Christopherson is something of an anomaly—and a “Wunderkind,” according to The New York Times. He doesn’t come from the healthcare world, but he’s using what he learned from healthcare practitioners to change sports. An athlete on the U.S. Cycling Team and a member of “Project 96″ prior to the Atlanta Olympics, Christopherson retired after the 2000 Sydney Olympics, frustrated with the doping culture of sport that would eventually cost Lance Armstrong his Tour de France titles and disqualify the US men’s cycling team from the 2012 Olympics.
The value of electronic health records comes from being interconnected, giving doctors secure and confidential access to consenting patients’ medical information anytime, anywhere, and potentially saving lives. Interconnectivity enables transmission of patient clinical records through a network connection.