Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) – Regulations and Impact on Health Care Providers in New York State
The initial comment period on regulations relating to the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (the “SHIN-NY”) expired on October 20, 2014; in November 2015, a revised draft of the SHIN-NY Regs was published; final regulations are expected by the end of March 2016. These will affect the use of electronic medical records (EMR) and the sharing of protected health information (PHI) throughout New York State. The impact will be felt by all involved in the delivery of health care, including hospitals, physicians and their staff, support service providers, and patients, including minor patients.
The Webcast will discuss the most critical issues impacted by the SHIN-NY Regulations including:
- Background of Health Information Exchange
- Overview of the SHIN-NY
- Review of Specific Regulatory Provisions
- Development of “Statewide Policy Guidance” under the Regulations
- Updated Timeline on Regulatory and Policy Developments
- LIVE Interactive Q&A Session
The LIVE Webcast will provide healthcare professionals, public and private, with information on the rights and responsibilities relating to the use of the SHIN-NY as a mechanism to improve the quality of health care, contain costs, as well as to help ensure compliance under federal law.
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- The New York State Department of Health has published draft Regulations relating to the standardization of health information exchange in New York State under the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (“SHIN-NY”).
- As part of the SHIN-NY, Regional Health Information Organizations (“RHIOs”) are being certified as the first “Qualified Entities” or “QEs”, which will allow participating providers in those QEs to exchange clinical information in the geographical area covered by the QE, as well as across New York State through the SHIN-NY.
- QEs have updated their participation agreements to comply with SHIN-NY policy standards. All participating providers in New York State will benefit from and be bound by the standardization of policies, standards, protocols and operational guidance relating to health information exchange across New York State.
- The draft Regulations outline the general rules regarding patient authorization (“consent”) to the exchange of Personal Health Information under the SHIN-NY, as well as the exceptions where patient consent is not required.
- “Dial Tone Services” provided by the QEs will include “Secure Messaging”, “Consent Management”, “Patient Record Look-up”, “Identity Management and Security”, “Public Health Integration”, and “Results Delivery”, all defined under the SHIN-NY policy standards.
Who Should Attend:
- Hospital Administrators
- Health IT
- Healthcare Professionals
- Office Administrators
- Privacy Officers
- Medical Practice Managers
- Public Health Administrators
- Healthcare Attorneys
- Corporate Counsel to Health Care Systems
- Counsel to Public Health Entities
With more than 30 years of legal experience, Herb Glose focuses his practice on healthcare and in particular the exchange of electronic health information. This work includes representing Health Information Organizations (HIOs) in organizational planning, building and implementing business sustainability, governance and regulatory compliance. He is actively involved in policy development that will affect the exchange of data by providers, payers, and consumers of health services at the federal and state level, as well as the evolving field of health data analytics. He also works with numerous hospital clients and medical practices relating to the use of electronic medical records to leverage public and non-profit funding opportunities.
Herb has extensive experience in business law, representing commercial entities and non-profits from start-up through succession planning, including mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions. In addition, Herb has a broad background in commercial lending transactions, representing both lenders and borrowers.
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