Promoting Interoperability in New Jersey

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Advancing Patient Care Outcomes

The NJII Healthcare Division supports programs that aim to revolutionize healthcare through data-driven transformation. We are focused on improving patient experience and population health while reducing the cost of healthcare with innovation, technology, and metrics.

NJII is the state designated entity responsible for developing and managing the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). In collaboration with NJDOH, we work with healthcare delivery organizations to help them participate and benefit from government sponsored programs. Participation requires data collection, organization, hygiene and processing. Learn more about how expert data services support participation.

Since the division was formed in 2015, our programs have served over 12 million patients in New Jersey. It is our mission to continue to further expand clinical data interoperability throughout the state while prioritizing top-level information security stature to protect patient and provider data. To this end, NJII most recently achieved Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicaid Enterprise System (MES) certification and HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) certified status.

In 2018, NJII Healthcare identified the need to support healthcare professionals with customized data and advisory services. The result is a variety of consulting and technology solutions that enable innovation, transformation and quality improvement.  This initiative operates under a subsidiary, Healthcare Innovation Solutions.

Current Programs Open for Participation

New Jersey Health Information Network


Purpose:  Improve the exchange of patient health data across the state of New Jersey and facillitate connections to state health registries and databases

Owner:  The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH)

Participants:  All NJ healthcare providers, healthcare information exchanges (HIEs) and regional health hubs

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Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program


Purpose: Provides incentives and support to help Medicaid providers demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR systems

Sponsor: New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

Participants: NJ Medicaid Providers

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Substance Use Disorder Promoting Interoperablity Program


Purpose: Provides funding to qualifying providers to help them deploy or upgrade electronic health record technology

Sponsor: New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS)

Participants: Entities who provide substance use disorder treatment

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Merit-Based Incentive Payment System


Purpose:  Provide expert support and submission services to MIPS eligible providers

Sponsor: n/a this is a paid service offered through NJII's for-profit subsidiary

Clients: U.S. healthcare providers who bill more than $90,000 to Medicare AND to more than 200 Medicare patients AND cover more than 200 professional services per year

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Improving Quality, Efficiency & Patient Outcomes



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Recent Achievements

CMS Medicaid Enterprise System Certification

CMS Medicaid Enterprise System certification will ensure continuity of health services to NJ populations and further health innovation efforts from New Jersey Health Information Network.

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HITRUST Risk Based Certification

HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification validates New Jersey Innovation Institute is committed to consistenly and effectively meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information.

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2023 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes

This program was created to recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey.

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2023 NJBIZ Leaders In Digital Technology

This new NJBIZ program, which was built from the previous Digi-Tech Innovators Awards, celebrates companies and individuals who are making a difference in the digital space.

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Driving Healthcare Interoperablity



providers adopted new EHRs



providers demonstrated meaningful use


All 71

NJ hospitals in the NJHIN

Meet The Team

Jennifer D'Angelo

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Healthcare Division

Renu Tadepalli

Director, Government Affairs

Eneida Lopez

Director, PMO

John Nordstrom

Director, Integration Technology 

Daniel Baez

Director of Client Engagement

Mary Aitken

HCIS Manager

Darlene Carr

Client Engagement & Privacy Officer

Michael Chirico

Compliance Officer

Julie Beites

Program Specialist

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