New York eHealth Collaborative Asks New Yorkers to Help Shape State’s Healthcare Future
This week and through the 23rd New Yorkers can vote for their favorite Patient Portal designs online. The Patient Portal for New Yorkers is one step closer to changing the way New Yorkers access their health records online and this portal will be where New Yorkers can securely access their healthcare records online from their healthcare providers.
For the past decade, New York has developed and operated the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). This network facilitates secure exchange of patient health records from approved healthcare provider to approved healthcare provider. Members of the network are physicians, hospitals, labs, and pharmacies. Currently, only providers can access this network. The Patient Portal for New Yorkers will soon allow patient access to this network through the Internet with the click of a button. The first, second, and third place winners will be announced in early May and build out of the portal will begin after that.
New York eHealth Collaborative was founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders in partnership with the New York State Department of Health. NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. The two Regional Extension Center programs in the state are NYeC REC serving the upstate region and Long Island and New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) serving the five boroughs of New York City. Both Regional Extension Center servicing New York have plans, funding, and initiatives that will continue to assist providers in health IT adoption. The following are HIMSS Highlights from the 2013 conference discussing what they have done and what’s to come.
Hear the Vice President of Product Management for the NY eHealth Regional Extension Center, Paul L Wilder, discuss some of their achievments and what plans the Center has to continue operating post HITECH funding. Follow them on Twitter @NYeHealth.
Hear the Executive Director of New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH), Brent Stackhouse, discuss some of their achievments and what plans the Center has to continue operating post HITECH funding.