Important Information

8/14/2020 1:30 PM RESOLVED: Rochester RHIO DIRECT Customers experienced an outage in DIRECT and Basic Alerts. All services are functioning fully now and Alerts not delivered during the outage are being queued to send over the next few days. For additional questions, please contact Rochester RHIO Support @ 877.865.7446 or 

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Final September Deadline for State Incentive Dollars Approaches

Certain healthcare facilities (like Article 28 Diagnostic Treatment Centers and Nursing Homes) are pre-qualified to receive up to $13,000 in state money if they sign up to send clinical data (CCDs) to Rochester RHIO, our community health information exchange. Eligible organizations that wish to participate in the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) must contact Rochester RHIO by mid-September to complete the paperwork for the September 30, 2020 deadline, and must comply with all requirements by May 31, 2021. To learn if your organization is eligible, call 1-877- 865-7446. Learn more by going to the RHIO Resources page.

What’s New with DEIP? The state is now opening up the program to EMS and Pharmacies, which have until January 2021 to enroll in the program. 

Statement From Our CEO

The civil rights of all U.S. citizens were ostensibly affirmed several decades ago. However, the events and global outrage of the past weeks have made it clear that we are failing as a society to uphold these principles, especially for black Americans. Achieving true racial justice requires more than promises. It requires everyone to listen, understand and act. Read the full statement.

COVID-19 Lab Results Processed from Other Regions in RHIO Explore

Rochester RHIO is pleased to announce that ALL COVID-19 lab results, regardless of where they are processed, are available in the RHIO Explore clinical query portal. If a patient resides in the 14-county region, then COVID-19 lab results are available in the Explore patient record, even if the results are processed in another region or another state. RHIO receives daily COVID-19 reports from NYSDOH. In addition, RHIO has COVID-19 Alerting services available for interested participants. RHIO also makes a daily downloadable COVID-19 report available for county health departments through its Provider Portal.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Rochester RHIO is to provide the greater Rochester medical service area with a system for a secure health information exchange that allows for timely access to clinical information and improved decision making. The primary goal is to share patient healthcare information in a secure environment to improve patient care and to reduce system inefficiencies.

The Rochester RHIO is a critical link in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), and seeks to collaborate with health information exchange efforts across New York State.

Emergency Preparedness

RHIO has partnered with state and county governments and emergency services organizations, ensuring critical data is available in times of crisis. In case of a State-declared emergency, family members can more rapidly locate loved ones receiving medical care across the region.

Learn more: How RHIO can help with family reunification during a state of emergency

Cross-Sector Data Exchange

Privacy and security of personal data is more important than ever in today's digital age. Rochester RHIO has commissioned the Cross-Sector Data Exchange: Data Use and Legal Privacy white paper to address the legal issues and opportunities associated with emerging applications. 

Learn more: Pioneering Legal Framework for Cross-Sector Data Exchange and Legal Privacy

Increased Data Sources

When healthcare and community-based organizations (CBOs) connect with RHIO to share secure electronic data, patients benefit from harmonized communication and reduced workflow inefficiencies.

Learn more: Adding New Data Partners and Types

Tackling the Opioid Crisis Through Data Exchange

By engaging health homes and corrections in an innovative data exchange collaboration, RHIO is supporting the battle against the opioid crisis in our communities.  

Learn more: Innovative Alerts