Public Service Message

Better Information Means Better Care: Health Information Technology

Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers Capital Grant Program

New York State passed the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers Capital Grant Program in 2004, often referred to as the HEAL NY Program. One of two primary objectives of the HEAL NY program includes implementing a 21stCentury health information infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality care. The Department has supported four competitive grant rounds for health IT. The HEAL NY Phase 1 Health IT grant awards were announced on May 24, 2006 to 26 projects totaling $52.9 million. The HEAL NY Phase 5 grant awards were announced on March 28, 2008 to 19 projects totaling $105.7 million (HEAL NY Phases 2 and 4 were not related to health IT and HEAL NY Phase 3 was withdrawn with funds allocated to HEAL 5). The HEAL NY Phase 10 Health IT grant awards were announced on September 25, 2009 to 9 projects totaling $140 million. The HEAL NY Phase 17 Health IT grant program was announced on July 12, 2010 with $140 million in funding available.