Obsolete practices such as handwritten notes or aging technologies like fax machines are still prevalent in healthcare. These practices can sometimes increase medical errors and costs. The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has helped to reduce medical errors, but EHRs alone are not a panacea for improving how we deliver healthcare. In our highly mobile society, the information contained in health records must be easily accessible and shareable among doctors and healthcare facilities anywhere a patient travels in order to be truly useful and save lives.
That’s where the SHIN-NY comes in. By providing a way for healthcare professionals to easily and securely share electronic health information, we can significantly improve patient safety and care while reducing wasteful cost in the system. This requires the creation of a secure technical infrastructure, a set of regulations as to how the network will be governed, and policies which allow the flow of information while simultaneously safeguarding all patients’ information and right to privacy.
View our video from our March 4, 2015 event in NYC! Join our panel of industry experts as they offer a snapshot of where DSRIP preparation and implementation currently stands, the current work of both government and the provider community to reach DSRIP goals, and concerns and challenges of implementation. Topics will include connectivity, clinical interventions, technology, governance, investments, and more.
Seven Leading Digital Health Tech Companies Showcase Cutting Edge Healthcare Solutions at the New York Digital Health Accelerator
Today, the New York Digital Health Accelerator, an intensive 5-month program created by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City to foster New York’s growing health tech sector, featured seven early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products for care coordination, patient engagement, predictive analytics, and workflow management for healthcare providers.
CMS is extending the deadline for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year from 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2014 to 11:59 pm EST on December 31, 2014.
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Sky Christopherson is something of an anomaly—and a “Wunderkind,” according to The New York Times. He doesn’t come from the healthcare world, but he’s using what he learned from healthcare practitioners to change sports. An athlete on the U.S. Cycling Team and a member of “Project 96″ prior to the Atlanta Olympics, Christopherson retired after the 2000 Sydney Olympics, frustrated with the doping culture of sport that would eventually cost Lance Armstrong his Tour de France titles and disqualify the US men’s cycling team from the 2012 Olympics.
The value of electronic health records comes from being interconnected, giving doctors secure and confidential access to consenting patients’ medical information anytime, anywhere, and potentially saving lives. Interconnectivity enables transmission of patient clinical records through a network connection.