Transparency, Evaluation and HIT Workgroup

Workgroup overview

This workgroup started meeting in 2014 and continues to meet quarterly in 2016. This workgroup will:

  • Evaluate the state's health information technology infrastructure and systems as well as other related plans and projects including but not limited to the All Payer Database (APD), Statewide Health information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) and state planning and research cooperative system (SPARCS)
  • Develop recommendations for the state to move toward a comprehensive health claims and clinical database to improve quality of care, efficiency and cost of care and patient satisfaction
  • Design and implement/manage standardized, consistent approaches to measure cost and quality to support evaluation of the Plan's impact on system transformation and Triple Aim goals and objectives
  • Produce APC scorecard for Triple Aim
  • Design and implement/manage a plan that will shape new IT efforts to best support other initiatives and incentivize adoption of these efforts.

Workgroup Materials

The Transparency, Evaluation, and Health Information Technology Workgroup convened in September 2014, pursuant to Chapter 54 of the Laws of 2014, was charged with evaluation of New York State's health information technology infrastructure and systems. A final report to the Governor and the Legislature is required by December 1, 2015. The final report in 2015, as well as an interim report in 2014 are available below:

Workgroup Meeting Materials

Date Meeting Number Topics Discussed
December 14, 2017 Meeting #15 (PDF)
  • Cybersecurity and Incident Response
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • Health IT Integrated Quality Measurement
  • Consumer Update
  • QE & DSRIP PPS Integration
September 19, 2017 Meeting #14 (PDF)
  • APD Update
  • SPARCS Technical Alignment
  • Consumer Tools and Transparency Update
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • Health IT Integrated Quality Measurement
  • HITrust and Security Integration
June 6, 2017 Meeting #13 (PDF)
  • APD Update
  • Transparency and Consumer Engagement
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • Health IT Integrated Quality Measurement
March 16, 2017 Meeting #12 (PDF)
  • APC Practice Transformation Update
  • APC Practice Transformation Tracking System Demo
  • APD Update and Presentation
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • Health IT Integrated Quality Measurement
September 23, 2016 Meeting #11 (PDF)
  • APC Practice Transformation Update
  • APC V1 Scorecard Update
  • SIM Evaluation Update
  • APD Update
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • Health IT Integrated Quality Measurement
May 20, 2016 Meeting #10 (PDF)
  • Practice Transformation Update
  • Transparency Update
  • APD Update
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • APC V1 Scorecard Update
February 26, 2016 Meeting #9 (PDF)
  • 2016 Workgroup Focus
  • Transparency
  • APD Update
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • Update and Review of Interim Data Collection Tool for APC
November 6, 2015 Meeting #8 (PDF)
  • HIT Report
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • APD Update
  • NAHDO Meeting Summary
  • 2016 Workgroup Focus
September 18, 2015 Meeting #7 (PDF)
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • APD Update
  • Transparency Update
  • HIT Report Due 12/1
  • APC Measures Update
June 12, 2015 Meeting #6 (PDF)
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • PPS and Health Information Exchange
  • APD Update
  • Transparency Discussion
April 17, 2015 Meeting #5 (PDF)
  • Updates on Issues from Last Meeting
  • SHIN-NY Regulations Discussion
  • APD Discussion
  • SIM/SHIP Common Measure Set
February 13, 2015 Meeting #4 (PDF)
  • Interim Workgroup Report Update
  • APD Update
  • SHIN-NY Update
  • DSRIP PPS Consent
  • SIM/SHIP Update
October 27, 2014 Meeting #3 (PDF)
  • Report on Legal Sub-workgroup
  • Comments Received on SHIN-NY Regulations
  • APD Regulations
  • Overview of Other State APCDs
  • Draft of Workgroup Report Review
September 30, 2014 Meeting #2 (PDF)
  • Review of Meeting 1
  • APD Draft Regulations
  • SHIN-NY Considerations and Discussions
  • Workgroup Report
September 11, 2014 Meeting #1 (PDF)
  • Overview of Data Systems/Integration: SPARCS
  • Medicaid Program Eligibility
  • Overview of All Payer Database (APD)
  • Overview of Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY)