“To (2)” Factor Authentication – or Not!
My heart goes out to those tiny electrons! Those tiny chaps have a tough living in the digital age, with all the racing around through cyberspace . . . and we are trying to make their lives tougher! On the SHIN-NY, billions will be traveling from one end of the state to another carrying patient data with them. So, in spite of our love for the electrons, the one thing we are trying to make sure is that the data that they carry on their shoulders travels within the boundaries of trust.
Health IT Facts & Figures
These charts and tables provide a detailed look at a variety of data in order to provide more a complete picture of health IT across New York State and the nation.
ONC Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rule Fact Sheet
The 2014 Edition S&CC final rule completes the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) second full rulemaking cycle to adopt standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for EHR technology. This final rule complements the newly released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule. Read More
Welcome to our blog!
Greetings, salutations and welcome to our blog – a feature of our new NYeC website and a communication tool that I’ve been looking forward to for several months now!
As many of you know, the incredibly talented and dedicated NYeC team has been hard at work on a number of industry leading efforts.
Partnering with the New York State Department of Health, NYeC has formed and established the membership of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) Policy Committee. The committee is tasked with updating and creating policy measures to protect personal health information while expanding the state’s ability to share electronic health records between the various healthcare providers, and with consumers and other community resources. Read More
Statewide Collaborative Process
As health information technology grows, new policy must be written, and new standards set. An essential task of NYeC is to develop common policies, procedures, and technical approaches, through an open and transparent process, to support New York’s expanding health information infrastructure. These will ensure the highest quality of service, interoperability, and full patient privacy, security, and safety. Read More
Health Home Initiative
What is the NY State Health Home Initiative?
The Health Home is a Medicaid sponsored model of service delivery that expands on the traditional medical home model. The Health Home builds linkages to other community and social supports, enhancing coordination of medical and behavioral healthcare, with the main focus on the needs of patients with multiple chronic illnesses. Health Homes are responsible for assuring that their members receive all necessary services, including medical, mental health, behavioral, social services (such as housing, transportation to and from medical appointments), and long term care, if required.
Development of health information technology (HIT) solutions can facilitate the complex coordination of care across all involved healthcare providers. Read More
Health Homes Overview Presentation
Greg Allen’s, Director of the Division of Financial Planning and Policy at the New York State Department of Health, Health Homes overview. Read More
2011 Statewide Collaboration Process Work Group Quarterly Meeting
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
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SHINY Policy & Government
Released January 2012. Read More
SHINY Technical Architecture Overview
This document describes the basic technical approach to implementing the common service-oriented architecture (SOA) for the Statewide Health Information network of New York (SHIN-NY). The SHIN-NY is an infrastructure pattern that enables widespread interoperability among disparate healthcare systems. Read More
Fast Access to Records Helps Fight Epidemics
“More than one-third of the nation’s 5,000 acute care hospitals now use electronic medical records, and the share of primary care doctors using them has doubled to 40 percent in the last two years, said Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the Obama administration’s national coordinator for health information technology.” Read More.
Legislation & Policies
New York State Policies
EHR Requirements Document V2.2
This document summarizes the EHR (Electronic Health Record) functional requirements determined by the Statewide Collaboration Process (SCP). The participants include all recipients of grant funding under Phase 5 of the Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL-NY), and other interested stakeholders in the health care system of New York State.
RHIO Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures V2.2
This document sets forth Version 2.2 of the Policies and Procedures governing interoperable health information exchange via the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (“SHIN-NY“), facilitated by regional health information organizations (“RHIOs”) in New York State. Version 2.2 changed the Policies and Procedures Amendment Process to annual from biannual. Version 2.1 reflected changes from Version 2.0 resulting from clarification of the scope of one-to-one exchanges that do not need patient consent, as well as clarification and alignment of current SPG with SAMHSA interpretive guidance.
Barriers to the Exchange of Pediatric Health Information
This paper seeks to describe current laws that protect minors consenting to their own care, the barriers to exchanging health information for patients under 18, an interim solution reached by New York State, and ideas developed by a “Tiger Team” of experts to come to a more effective solution.
Standardized Consumer Consent Policies White Paper
This document sets forth recommended policies and guidelines governing consumer consent and other safeguards relating to the exchange of personal health information in an electronic, interconnected health care environment.
Vendor Contract Requirements
The purpose of this document is to set forth the terms and conditions that must be included in contracts between RHIOs, CHITAs, PCMHs, and other organizations that receive funding under NYS-funded Health IT programs and their technology vendors to ensure that any software or services provided by those vendors complies with the Statewide Policy Guidance and aligns with the federal regulations on Meaningful Use and certified EHR technology.
NYeC Gala 2011
Hosted by the NYeC’s board of directors, the Gala and Award Ceremony took place at Chelsea Piers on December 1st. It was an elegant evening of cocktails and dining to celebrate the advancements and accomplishments in health IT throughout New York State.
Digital Health Conference 2012
The 2012 NYeC Digital Health Conference brings together a diverse group of professionals from across and beyond the health IT field, for two days of lively intellectual exchange.
Regional Health Information Exchange Organizations, or RHIOs, are the nodes connecting together the statewide health network.
Barriers to the Exchange of Pediatric Health Information
This paper seeks to describe current laws that protect minors consenting to their own care, the barriers to exchanging health information for patients under 18, an interim solution reached by New York State and ideas developed by a “Tiger Team” of experts to come to a more effective solution. Read More
We host and promote a variety of events to help inform members of the community about health IT. For general event inquiries, contact NYeC Event Manager Tom Tagariello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-619-6761.
NYeC Forms HIE Policy Committee to Protect Personal Data While Advancing Health IT Initiatives
New York-Presbyterian Receives 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, Electronic Laboratory Orders Used
Health Homes Challenges and Health IT Solutions Assessed at March Meeting
2012 Digital Health Conference Call for Speakers Closed
David Whitlinger to Participate in TEDMED’s Great Challenges Program