NYeC and the Partnership Fund for New York City today announced the graduation of the inaugural class of the New York Digital Health Accelerator at its first annual Demo Day. These New York-based health tech companies – participating in the largest-funded healthcare IT accelerator program in the country – will lead the reinvention of healthcare in New York. The program is investing an additional $1.3 million in participating companies and is launching 17 pilots with healthcare providers.
The top three designs from New York’s patient portal prototype contest were awarded May 13th, after two demo day events where judges in NYC and Buffalo reviewed the finalists selected via April’s public voting campaign. NYeC is now seeking a vendor for the development of the patient portal that is connected to the SHIN-NY. See the RFP here.
Despite the government’s sustained efforts to increase interoperability among health IT systems, ONC officials acknowledge that critical information is still not being routinely shared in transitions of care. A major reason for the low level of interoperability is the expense of interconnecting disparate EHR systems, something that standardization can help alleviate. Read the white paper.
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Congrats to the winners of the Design Challenge for the Patient Portal for New Yorkers! Mana Health placed first, iHealthNY second, and My Health Profile third. They will be awarded $15,000, $7,500, and $2,500 respectively. The Patient Portal for New Yorkers will be a website which gives New Yorkers the power they deserve to take control of their own health.
For those selected as the inaugural class of the New York Digital Accelerator, May 8th was a graduation day of sorts. After nine months of intense work, the eight health IT companies whose products ranked most promising of the 250 applicants met on Wednesday morning at the Times Center to present their work.