New York Patient Portal Design Competition Selects Finalists

Date: May 2, 2013||   0  Comments

NYeC-270The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), in partnership with Health 2.0, sponsored a competition back in January to stimulate the design, creation, and eventual implementation of patient portals.

The health IT project will eventually usher in a winner, to be named on May 13th. That winner will be awarded $25,000 and have the opportunity to build out their portal with a vendor and run it on behalf of the state of New York.

The nine finalists had 11 weeks to create and then submit their designs. NYeC estimates that by the first quarter of 2014, there many be as many as ten thousand patients using the web-based portal

The nine finalist companies include Amis, ChARM EHR, ClarityHealthJournal, GenR Media, iHealthNY, Mana Health, MyHealthProfile, OmniMD and VIP Patients. Demos of their designs are online here.

The criteria for the patient portals require that they allow patients to log in safely and securely when viewing their health records.  The features also required include a list of the medical professionals who have access to their private data.

“Health 2.0 is excited to be partnering with NYeC on this innovative challenge to design the first statewide patient portal for New York,” said Jean-Luc Neptune, Senior Vice President of Health 2.0. “The winners will not only make a tremendous contribution to the development of a patient portal that reaches nearly 20 million people, but also gain significant exposure and recognition for their achievement through participation in the challenge.”

NYeC is a not-for-profit organization working to foster the implementation of health IT technologies in the state of New York.  David Whitlinger, Executive Director, NYeC is speaking at the Keynote panel at the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit on May 21st, View Agenda and Register to Attend Here.

The 2013 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit brings together public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of state health IT systems as they move forward with diverse State health reform agendas. The 2013 summit is co-sponsored by the National Association for County and City Health Officials NACCHO) and Official Media Sponsor Health Affairs.

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