Health IT Execs Request Funds To Establish N.Y. Data Network
February 28, 2014 in News
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has proposed $65 million in state funding to help connect the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY, to the state’s 10 regional health information organizations. The funding for the initiative is a part of the New York eHealth Collaborative.
Details of Letter
In the letter, the company leaders noted that the RHIOs “are currently silo-ed” and connecting them with SHIN-NY would make New York the first large state to implement a statewide health information exchange not tethered to any specific health care provider.
In addition, they wrote that the funding would:
- Help create 1,500 jobs over the next five years; and
- Support New York’s health technology innovation hub.
Among those who signed the letter, were leaders from:
- NextGen Healthcare; and
- New Leaf Venture Partners (Brino, Government Health IT, 2/27).