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    Creating a network of health information, so patients get attention, not paperwork

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    Keeping your child’s medical history safe, secure and accurate

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    Providing immediate access to health records, when there’s no time to lose

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    Saving lives through

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We are pleased to announce that the November 17-18 Digital Health Conference will feature keynote speakers Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute and Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives & Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania. Learn more.

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Promoting Hospital-Home Care Electronic Exchange & Partnership

HCA, the New York e‐Collaborative (NYeC), the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), and Iroquois Healthcare Alliance (IHA) are collaborating to promote hospital-home care agency partnerships for electronic patient information exchange, and ultimately integrated service delivery.

Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues Report Release

The Institute of Medicine is pleased to announce the release of the report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. The public briefing included statements by the committee co-chairs highlighting key findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report, as well as a discussion with committee members.

SHIN-NY Policy Standards for Proposed SHIN-NY Regulation

The SHIN-NY Policy Standards documents in this section are included by reference in the proposed SHIN-NY Regulation to be posted in the State Register on September 3rd.

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The Value of EHRs is Derived from Their Ability to be Interconnected

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.

How Moving to and Interconnecting EHRs Will Pay Dividends to Patients & Doctors

As Kimberly Leonard points out in her U.S. News & World Report article (“Doctors Say Electronic Records Waste Time,” Sept. 8, 2014), doctors are frustrated with the time it takes to use electronic health records. This is only natural. Moving from paper to digital communication is a different way of communicating and takes time to become proficient.