WHAT IS SHIN-NY?

SHIN-NY is overseen by the New York State Department of Health through the New York eHealth Collaborative. 

New York State Department of Health

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY, pronounced shy-nee) has connected the state’s eight nonprofit regional health information organizations since 2016. Its purpose is to ensure the secure electronic flow of health information throughout New York.


The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY)

The state is broken into several regions (RHIOs) that comprise SHIN-NY.

SHIN-NY

SHIN-NY'S RHIOS MUST MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR:

  • Oversight
  • Organization
  • Security
  • Enforcement practices
  • Technical Requirements 

SHIN-NY GOALS:

  • Protects patient healthcare data
  • Provides comprehensive healthcare information to healthcare providers
  • Enables better and more cost-effective care

SHIN-NY KEY STRATEGIES:

  • Ensuring a strong health information exchange (HIE) foundation across the state
  • Supporting value-based care
  • Enabling innovation and advancements
  • Promoting efficiency and affordability 
  • Advocating for both the SHIN-NY and stakeholders

ANATOMY OF AN HIE

WHAT IS AN HIE?

An effective way to share health information electronically.

HOW IS DATA KEPT SAFE?

HIEs are governed by rigourous standards on how data must be stored and shared to protect patient privacy.

WHO PARTICIPATES IN A PUBLIC HIE?

Who participates in a public HIE?