Public Service Message

Better Information Means Better Care: Health Information Technology

Health IT Investment in New York

  • $392.8 million (as of December 2008)

Health Efficiency and Affordability Law for New York (HEAL NY)

Source Phase Date of Awards Amount Awardees Total Investment (Includes Awardee Matching Dollars)
New York State Department of Health 1 May 2006 $52.9 million New York State Health IT Projects $201 million
New York State Department of Health 5 March 2008 $105.7 million New York State RHIOs and CHITAs $152 million
Total $353 million

Nationwide Health Information Network Trial Implementations (NHIN)

Source Phase Date of Award Amount Awardee in NY
US Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) 2 October 2007 $2.8 million
  • New York eHealth Collaborative
  • New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX)
  • Long Island Patient Information eXchange (LIPIX)
Total $2.8 million

Center for Disease Control Health Information Exchange for Public Health

Source Phase Date of Award Amount Awardee in NY
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 April 2008 $20 million
  • New York State Department of Health
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Total $20 million

Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative

Source Phase Date of Award Amount Awardee in NY Total Investment (Includes Awardee Matching Dollars)
US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) & ONC 1 August 2006 $471,000 New York State Department of Health $563,000
AHRQ & ONC 2 July 2007 $200,000 New York State Department of Health $247,000
ONC 3 April 2008 $217,000 New York State Department of Health $288,000
Total $1 million

Health eLinks Legislation

Source Phase Date Amount Awardee in NY
New York State Health eLinks Legislation 1 2006 $3 million New York State Department of Health
Total $3 million

Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) Health IT Pilot Program

Source Phase Date Amount Awardee in NY Total Investment (Includes Awardee Matching Dollars)
New York State Department of Health 1 2006 $4.6 million New York State Health IT Projects $13 million
Total $13 million

Financial Incentives and Sustainability

The New York eHealth Collaborative, in partnership with New York State Department of Health, is overseeing the Statewide Collaboration Process (SCP) as part of the HEAL 5 grant program, through which common policies, standards, and technical approaches for New York's health information infrastructure will be developed.

As part of the SCP, the Financial Sustainability & Incentives work group, in partnership with the Business Council of New York, is conducting a detailed analysis and drafting a business plan for advancing New York's health information infrastructure beyond the current HEAL NY Phase 5 initiative. The business plan will provide key financial action items for interoperable health IT in New York.

The Department of Health is working on various reimbursement initiatives and financing mechanisms to support New York's health information infrastructure.