Health Information Technology

Health information technology (health IT) involves the exchange of health information in an electronic environment. Widespread use of health IT within the health care industry will improve the quality of health care, prevent medical errors, reduce health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, and expand access to affordable health care.

The Department of Health (DOH) is coordinating health IT programs and policies across the public and private health care sectors. Its goal is to enable improvements in health care quality, increase affordability and improve health care outcomes for New Yorkers. These programs and policies will ensure that medical information is in the hands of clinicians and New Yorkers so that it guides medical decisions and supports the delivery of coordinated, preventive, patient-centered, high-quality care. These programs also support clinicians in new prevention and quality-based reimbursement programs and new models of care delivery.

Key Building Blocks

All Payer Database (APD)

Primary Care in New York State


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