What Is the SHIN-NY?

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY, pronounced “SHY-nee”) was formed in 2016 and is overseen by the New York State Department of Health through the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).

It connects the state’s nonprofit regional health information organizations to ensure the secure electronic flow of health information throughout New York.

What Does the SHIN-NY Do?

The SHIN-NY protects patient healthcare data, provides comprehensive healthcare information to healthcare providers and enables better and more cost-effective care by:

  • 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

What Do the Nonprofit HIEs Do in Each Region?

Each nonprofit HIE across the state provides the means for ambulatory providers, clinics, federally qualified health centers, home care agencies, hospitals, labs and payors (such as insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare) to share patients’ health data electronically.

The HIEs must meet SHIN-NY requirements for:

  • Oversight
  • Organization
  • Security
  • Enforcement practices
  • Technical requirements

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