New Platform, Connections Expand Rochester RHIO

Rochester RHIO, a health information exchange serving 1.4 million consumers in 13 upstate counties in New York, has become the last of eight regional HIEs to build links to the Statewide Health Information Network for New York, known as SHIN-NY.

The RHIO, which has been operating for 10 years, has focused on developing, expanding and maintaining its business while linking to other regional HIEs in the upstate region, because that is where 90 percent of its business comes from, says Jill Eisenstein, executive director.

The organization also recently completed a major platform migration, expanding its ability to send queries to downstate RHIOs, including SHIN-NY, to which it made more than 600 queries in the past month.

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(Source: Health Data Management)