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New York Medical Database Aids Doctors, Patients

Posted by: NYeC Staff on June 20, 2014

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.

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New Health Data Network Lures Entrepreneurs

Posted by: NYeC Staff on May 28, 2014

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.

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Securely Linking Regional HIEs Statewide: Why Consistent Privacy, Security Policies Matter in NY

Posted by: NYeC Staff on May 07, 2014

As 10 regional health information exchanges in New York become interconnected into a statewide network, consistency in core privacy and security policies is proving essential, says David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the statewide initiative.

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The SHIN-NY: A Public Utility for All New Yorkers

Posted by: NYeC Staff on April 25, 2014

NYeC’s Executive Director, David Whitlinger, keynoted the New York State HIMSS Chapter’s Annual Conference this past week. Learn how New York State is developing its HIE, the SHIN-NY, as a public utility to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers.

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Why the SHIN-NY is Key to Combating Communicable Diseases

Posted by: NYeC Staff on March 12, 2014

Claudia A. Edwards, MS, Public Health Director for Broome County Health Department, recently contributed an Op-Ed in the Press & Sun-Bulletin discussing the critical role New York State’s HIE, the SHIN-NY, plays in combating communicable diseases and saving lives.

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