Direct Messaging between clinicians now is a reality for providers in New York State, according to an announcement by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York. As part of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, Albany Medical Center will become the first provider in the Empire State to take advantage of Direct Messaging.
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari called the announcement "important for New Yorkers," saying that it enables providers to "reach beyond the borders of existing regional exchanges, and even beyond state lines." He added that the SHIN-NY Direct solution is "critical" for helping eligible providers to meet Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. Announcement