Health IT Execs Request Funds To Establish N.Y. Data Network

February 28, 2014 in News

Leaders from 33 health care IT companies have sent a letter to New York state lawmakers asking them to fund the state’s health information network, Government Health IT reports.

Background

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:

  • BioDigital;
  • IEQ;
  • Humetrix;
  • NextGen Healthcare; and
  • New Leaf Venture Partners (Brino, Government Health IT, 2/27).
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