The SHIN-NY will include the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange, e-Health Network of Long Island and THINC, which are regional health information organizations. Also participating are three health information vendors, the collaborative said in a press release. The exchange will reach across New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.
"A health information network is relevant to all of us," David Whitlinger, executive director of NYeC, said in the release. “If we ever need to visit the ER, anytime we get an MRI or have lab work done and need to make sure our primary-care doctor gets the results—our records must reach whoever is treating us as quickly as possible.”