Technology in the School Health Office | National and State Health IT Resources
National Health IT
- Health Information Technology (HIT) Homepage-Provides information on Federal Initiatives, HITECH, Meaningful Use, Privacy and Regulations. Also provides information for providers, patients, families, policy makers and researchers on implementation of technology into health care services.
- Consumer Campaign Pledge-Health Professionals pledge to “engage and empower individuals to be partners in their health through information technology."
- Health IT and Quality Webinar Archive-Provides webinars on all aspects of IT integration into health care.
New York State Health IT
New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)-Founded in 2006 as not-for-profit organization, NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC works to develop policies and standards, to assist healthcare providers in making the shift to electronic health records, and to coordinate the creation of a network to connect healthcare providers statewide. The goal of NYeC is that no patient, wherever they may need treatment within the State of New York, is ever without fast, secure, accurate, and accessible information.
The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHINY) - The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) is a network of information transmitted between users. Like the internet, as more users connect, it grows, evolves, and becomes more secure, efficient, and easy to use.
As an increasing number of private practices, nursing homes, clinics, and hospitals begin to digitize their records, they have the option to connect to information hubs (or RHIOs/QEs) in their region of the state. These Regional Health Information Organizations collect health record data from the healthcare providers in their area, and, with patient consent, allow this information to be shared securely with other providers in the region. The SHIN-NY connects these regional hubs to create a private and secure network spanning the entire State of New York.You can view the new video here.
Regional Extension Centers-Assist with the transition from paper-based to electronic health records, by providing consulting and training services for healthcare providers. There are currently two Regional Extension Center programs in the state: The NYeC REC serves the upstate region and Long Island. NYC REACH (New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health) serves the five boroughs of New York City.
New York State Department of Health-Office of Health Information Technology Transformation (OHITT) -Established in 2007, (OHITT) is charged with coordinating health IT programs and policies across the public and private health care sectors. Its goal is to enable improvements in health care quality, increase affordability and improve health care outcomes for New Yorkers.