We are pleased to announce that the November 17-18 Digital Health Conference will feature keynote speakers Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute and Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives & Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania. Learn more.
New York is at the forefront of the rapidly growing field of health information technology, thanks to a public-private partnership sponsored by the State of New York, the nonprofit New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC), and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the investment arm of the city’s leading business organization. Today, this partnership announced the list of seven healthcare startups selected to participate in their 2014 New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA).
New York eHealth Collaborative, Coordinator of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, Achieves DirectTrust.org/EHNAC Accreditation
The New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC)—which is coordinating development of New York’s electronic health records network, known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (the SHIN-NY)—announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).
The NYeC Blog
New York is quietly building one of the nation’s largest computer databases of medical records, a system that when finished will allow patients and doctors alike to see complete health histories in one place and promises to save millions in costs by avoiding redundant tests and unneeded hospital admissions.
In a much-anticipated move, the New York state Legislature recently agreed to spend $55 million to create a statewide digital highway for New Yorkers’ medical records. Known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, and called “Shiny” for its acronym, SHIN-NY, the project will connect millions of patients, thousands of doctors, and scores of healthcare systems in New York state.