and a YouTube video of how a speciality practice supports cancer patients through Rochester RHIO.
RHIO Issues Verbal Consent Procedure for Telemedicine
Effective March 20, 2020
New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) is allowing informed, verbal, documented consent of Rochester RHIO services for telehealth visits during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. According to the NYS DOH, "Expanded telehealth may relieve the burden placed on providers due to the increased demand for healthcare while reducing the risk of disease transmission." Verbal consent for telehealth is being allowed in lieu of standard written consent requirements per 10 NYCRR Part 300.
Important: Verbal consent is NOT durable. This means that verbal consent for Rochester RHIO services must be obtained during each telehealth visit, if a patient has not previously provided written consent.
With all of the changes due to the COVID-19 public health pandemic, we want to keep you informed of the changes from New York State that affect your use of Rochester RHIO services and the Explore clinical query portal.
Coming Soon: RHIO Advances Query Portal to Explore+
This summer, Rochester RHIO will be updating the Explore clinical query portal
—the most commonly accessed RHIO service. The new version of Explore was built by industry experts to meet the unique challenges of health information exchange. We anticipate that the new
Explore+ will allow Rochester RHIO to be more flexible and responsive to the needs of our community, ultimately creating a better user experience.
Spotlight: Specialty Practice Accelerates Patient Testing through Rochester RHIO
At Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC), access to prior images and patient data from referring doctors is essential for the care of patients who are undergoing cancer treatment, or who are wondering if they have a cancer diagnosis. Whether visiting for an annual mammogram, or a post-op follow-up, patients seek a seamless care experience that is focused on the best possible health outcomes.
Utilizing health information exchange through Rochester RHIO has allowed EWBC to share diagnoses and second opionions rapidly. This is especially critical in an area of medicine where time is of the essence for a patient.
Watchto see how a patient's cancer journey was impacted through health information exchange.