New York State's Health IT strategies

Friday, March 30, 2012 -
10:00am to 11:00pm EDT
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Health information technology has emerged as a key building block of the nation's health reform agenda. Since 2006, New York State has invested more than $450 million to develop a robust health information infrastructure. This investment has been deployed through several rounds of competitive grant funding that emphasizes community-level multi-stakeholder engagement and participation, strategic health priorities tied to clinical and community needs, and a commitment to utilizing common policies that ensure standardization across disparate systems.
This session will feature presentations on the overall state health information technology strategy, as well as two innovative community models that have leveraged state programs and advanced healthcare transformation.
This program is sponsored by the Philanthropy New York Health Policy Working Group.


  • Develop understanding of unique governance, policy and technical assistance model for health information technology transformation
  • Using summary data across practices in NYC to assess population health, program planning, and directing resources for interventions.
  • The development of a scalable and replicable model to coordinating general medical care and mental health services for patients with severe mental illness
  • The use of information technology and health information exchange in supporting chronic care coordination


  • Rachel Block, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Health Information Technology Transformation, NYS Department of Health
  • David I. Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Affliations and Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center
  • Sarah C. Shih, MPH, Executive Director, Program Evaluation and Planning for the Primary Care Information Project, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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All interested funders.