The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is looking for vendors to provide a platform that enables patients to access and aggregate their electronic health information and supports secure messaging between patients and providers.
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is looking for industry input about a platform that enables patients to access and aggregate their electronic health information and supports secure messaging between patients and providers.
The collaborative administers the state’s public health information exchange known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY).
In a request for information (RFI), the NYeC is asking vendors to respond if they have a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform currently available for sale, use, and implementation and that currently accesses patient medical records.
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The application should be able to access patient records from different healthcare providers and support secure bidirectional messaging. It should comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and New York state security requirements.
The application should use widely adopted programming languages and conform to current software standards, both industry-wide and those for healthcare applications.
The collaborate has set several goals to increase innovation and collaboration in the healthcare market. These goals are to ensure a strong foundation for health information exchange in New York state, support stakeholders needs, enable interoperability and innovation, promote efficiency and affordability, and engage in collective advocacy for the SHIN-NY and its stakeholders.
NYeC works with the New York State Department of Health on developing policies and procedures about how electronic health data in the state is shared on SHIN-NY, which connects the state’s regional health information organizations.
These organizations enable participating healthcare professionals with patient consent to access electronic health information and share data securely with other participating professionals in the state.
Each participant operates its own network that collects data from EHRs from participating providers in their regions. They are connected through a SHIN-NY hub, which is an orchestration and security tool, using the statewide patient record look-up. The participants collect and exchange data from acute care hospitals, providers systems, individual providers, labs, public health departments, health insurance payers, and other data sources.
The deadline for responding to the RFI is Oct. 23, 2019. After digesting industry input, the collaborative plans to release a request for proposal within the next 12 months.
Date: September 30, 2019