Health Information Technology

Health information technology (health IT) exchanges health information in an electronic environment. The widespread use of health IT in the health care industry improves health care quality, prevents medical errors, reduces health care costs, increases administrative efficiencies, reduces paperwork, and increases access to affordable health care.

The Department of Health (DOH) coordinates health IT programs and policies across the public and private health care sectors. The Department’s goal is to allow for improvements in health care quality, affordability, and health outcomes for New Yorkers. These programs and policies ensure that medical information reaches clinicians and New Yorkers to guide medical decisions and assist in the delivery of coordinated, preventive, patient-centered, high-quality care. These programs also assist clinicians in new prevention and quality-based reimbursement programs, as well as new models of care delivery.

Key Building Blocks

All Payer Database (APD)

Primary Care in New York State

Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY)

HIT-Enabled Quality Measurement

[Archive] The New York State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP) and State Innovation Model (SIM)