Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) - HIE Adoption

Learn more about DEIP program basics, eligibility requirements, data contribution requirements, program milestones, payment milestones, QE contacts, and how to get started.

Note: This program was recently extended. Incentive funding is $13,000 per organization.

Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) Informational Webinar

Questions? Contact your RHIO Regional Account Manager. You can also email for general inquiries.


Rochester RHIO provides onsite training and web-based training to assist physicians and office staff with incorporating RHIO software tools into their daily workflow. RHIO supplies each office with patient communication materials outlining the value and capabilities of our community health information exchange. These materials aid in patient education efforts by detailing the value of patient participation.

In order to use the Rochester RHIO's clinical query portal, each user is required to complete initial training. RHIO users are also required to complete annual refresher training to review RHIO policies and services along with HIPAA compliance. Refresher training can be completed online, by participation in a webinar, or through an onsite training session administrated by RHIO staff. When completing any RHIO training, the user must attest that the training activity was completed.

If you would like specific information on training, contact your Regional Account Manager or our Support Team at 1-877-865-7446.

Data Contribution Deadline: March 2019

Read the full notice on the NYeC website.

To continue advancing the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and adhere to the SHIN-NY Regulation (Addition of Part 300 to Title 10 NYCRR (Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY)) which was codified on March 9, 2016), the Department of Health has set an objective to increase the quantity and quality of data contributed to the SHIN-NY by hospitals and other healthcare providers. In doing so, the network can better support statewide efforts to improve healthcare quality, coordination and efficiency of patient care, and reduce medical errors, amongst many other benefits. Pursuant to the Regulation, Article 28 Hospitals utilizing Certified EHR Technology were to be participating in and contributing data to the SHIN-NY by March 9, 2017. Additionally, the following entities are to participate and contribute data to the SHIN-NY by March 9, 2018 (if they are utilizing Certified EHR Technology):

To meet the objectives stated above, it is the Department of Health’s goal to have all Article 28 Hospitals contributing the full dataset below to the SHIN-NY by March 9, 2018; other regulated entities (as above) have the goal of contributing the full data set by March 2019.

Read the full notice on the NYeC website.

Download Community/Quality Measures

As healthcare reform continues, the industry’s headlong shift from fee-for-service to a pay-for-performance model means quality improvement projects have become more top-of-mind for hospitals and healthcare systems, and this means that clinical metrics are more important than ever.

The Community Metrics Cross Walk team is now providing links to the most updated documents for your review as you plan your data analytics program. 

Previous: 2016 Community Measures Crosswalk [Release Date: July 1, 2016]

The data provided in the 2016 Community Measures Crosswalk begins with the CMS Master List, issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We identified those measures that practices in our community needed to access by adding tabs for MACRA, PCMH, FQHC, HEDIS, GRIPA, and more. 

The Community Measures Crosswalk Workgroup is a subgroup of the Rochester PCMH Collaborative. Members include:

  • Deb Blanchard, RRHS
  • Diane Dale, Canisteo Valley Family Medicine
  • Cynthia Korpal, URMC
  • Martha Osowski, URMC
  • Nancy Buffum-Herman, FLPPS

Comments and suggestions should be sent to:

Community Resources

Health information technology (HIT) is changing the way that health care is delivered in our community, in New York State, and across the country. The goal of HIT adoption and meaningful use is to enable improvement in health care quality, increase affordability and advance health care outcomes by supporting medical decisions and the delivery of coordinated, preventive, patient-centered care.

If you would like specific information on resources for medical practices planning to purchase electronic health record systems,visit the Services section of this website, or contact your Regional Account Manager at 877.865.RHIO (7446). 

For general background on health information technology and government initiatives to promote it, these resources may be helpful.