The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) announced today that health IT startup, Mana Health was awarded the vendor contract to build the Patient Portal for New Yorkers.The portal will allow New Yorkers to be able to access their healthcare records safely and securely online beginning in early 2014 in select parts of the state. Additional capabilities are also in development and will be rolled out over time.
Providers participating in the program will allow their patients to have online access to their personal healthcare data, including lab results, list of medications, radiology reports, procedures and medical conditions. Patients will also have the ability to determine who can access their data such as their providers or family members.
Mana Health will work directly with NYeC to build the user interface for the portal website and its connection to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). The SHIN-NY is a secure network for sharing clinical patient data across New York State.
The vendor contract was awarded by an interdisciplinary team of representatives including the New York State Department of Health, NYeC specialists, and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) that determined Mana Health had the best understanding of the needs of New Yorkers. Earlier this year, the NYC based startup was also the winner of the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge.
In addition to today’s announcement of the awarded vendor contract, the startup is announcing that serial entrepreneur Reggie Bradford has joined company as a board member and investor. Currently, Bradford is the Senior Vice President of Product Development at Oracle. He brings his experience as a digital entrepreneur in healthcare and technology businesses, having built and sold three technology companies in the past 15 years.
Bradford joins Board Members and Co-Founders Chris Bradley, CEO, and Raj Amin, Executive Chairman to round out an world class team with the mission to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery using innovative data-driven solutions.