If you are like most people, you receive healthcare services in more than one place. Information about these services is kept separately in each doctor’s office, specialist practice, lab, and hospital. Getting the information takes time. If your doctors could access it quickly, it could help them make better informed decisions about your care.
Patients want their doctors to have the information they need to make the best decisions about their healthcare. They want this especially in an emergency.
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Across the country, RHIOs like NY Care Information Gateway are working to change this. They make it possible for doctors to get the health information they need, where and when they need it.
Patients can participate in NY Care Information Gateway for free. If your doctors or local hospital are members of NY Care Information Gateway, you can sign up at their offices. Click here to see our list of Participating Providers.
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC, pronounced “Nice”) is a not-for-profit organization, working to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (Health IT). To achieve this goal NYeC has partnered with the New York State Department of Health to create an electronic health records network to provide access to patient information in the state of New York. This network, which is governed by NYeC, is known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York or SHIN-NY (pronounced “shiny”).
NY Care Information Gateway is a not-for-profit organization that is a member of the SHIN-NY. Under this affiliation, NY Care Information Gateway is funded by New York State to build and participate in an innovative public network designed to give doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers access to clinical information from providers across the state.
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