On Monday, New York eHealth Collaborative announced that Mana Health placed first in New York’s Patient Portal Design Challenge as the top design where New Yorkers will soon be able to access their healthcare records. Mana Health placed first, iHealthNY second, and MyHealthProfile third and will be awarded $15,000, $7,500, and $2,500 respectively.
Mana Health is a Diagnostic Decision Support engine that parses patient information in their medical record to provide relevant diagnoses and testing needs.
The Patient Portal for New Yorkers project is to build a website, through which New Yorkers across the state will be able to access all of their medical records from their various healthcare providers safely and securely. To create the most innovative and user-friendly portal design, NYeC launched a Design Challenge earlier this year, asking designers to submit portal prototypes. Then in April, the general public was asked to vote on which design submissions they liked best. Thousands of New Yorkers cast their votes and selected the nine remaining finalists.
Finalists presented their products to panels of expert judges in New York City on April 30th and in Buffalo on May 2nd where the final winners were chosen. Selected judges included healthcare providers, hospital leadership, public advocates, entrepreneurs, public officials, IT experts, and industry leaders.
NYeC will now begin building the portal and coordinate its function on top of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), a secure network for sharing clinical patient data across New York State via Regional Health Information Organizations.
On May 15th, NYeC will release a Request for Proposals to identify a company to work with on the portal development. Companies should visit nyehealth.org for RFP information.
The Patient Portal for New Yorkers will begin to be available to the public in 2014.
Key Features of the Portal Will Allow Patients To:
- Easily access their healthcare records whenever they want them. For example, to find out when they started taking a particular medication, when they had their last tetanus shot, or to view recent lab results.
- Share their records with providers—such as to get a second opinion on a diagnosis or share data from a specialist with their family doctor.
- Select and control who is allowed to have access to their medical history.
- Be more empowered in their healthcare management and better able to partner with doctors in their care.
Video demonstrations of the winning designs are available below:
First Place: Mana Health
Second Place: iHealthNY
Third Place: MyHealthProfile