August 2021
Rochester RHIO Presents at National HIE Conference
This month, Rochester RHIO will speak on advances made in patient information sharing alongside Ciitizen at the SHIEC 2021 Annual Conference. Health information exchanges from across the country will be gathering to network, discuss innovative technology advances, learn about federal policy changes, share best practices, and more.

Rochester RHIO and Ciitizen are partnering to enable Ciitizen app users to get copies of their medical records from New York providers. Leveraging Ciitizen technology enables the release of health information in compliance with federal information blocking rules without the need to provision patient-facing portals. Ciitizen was recently featured on CBS News.

Rochester RHIO's Chief Information Officer Andrea Richardson and Chief Engagement Officer Denise DiNoto will be taking the stage alongside Ciitizen's Chief Regulatory Officer Deven McGraw and Head of Interoperability Solutions Lin Wan.
Staffing Changes? Notify Rochester RHIO Immediately
Remember to call Rochester RHIO immediately if there are any changes to staffing within your organization, especially for healthcare providers.

Routine external audits occur to verify that physicians are practicing as listed. If a provider leaves your organization, Rochester RHIO must be informed promptly so that our team may take appropriate action in updating services. This is in accordance with Section 5: Terms and Conditions of your organization's Data Sharing Agreement with Rochester RHIO.

If you do have staffing changes that affect RHIO service access, call the RHIO Support Center at 1-877-865-7446 (RHIO).
RBJ Features New CEO in Business Profile
Rochester Business Journal (RBJ) featured incoming RHIO CEO John Sheehan in its July 23rd print edition.

Sheehan took over the role of CEO on August 1, 2021. CEO and President Jill Eisenstein retires at the end of August.

In the article, RBJ Journalist Bennett Louden talks about Sheehan's early beginnings in grant writing and his journey into leadership and healthcare administration. The article also includes quotes from RHIO CEO Jill Eisenstein and Board Chair Ann Marie Cook.
Explore+ Supports COVID Investigations for Public Health Research
Dr. Pat Bomba Retires

After more than 20 years with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Dr. Pat Bomba has left her position as senior medical director for geriatrics and palliative care.

Dr. Bomba’s leadership and service to the community has been unwavering for more than 40 years; she spent the first 20 years of her career in private clinical and academic practice and has spent the second half of her career in community practice, as she says, serving New York State as she has worked to improve end-of-life care, palliative care, advance care planning and elder abuse from a public health perspective. Her goals have always been to ensure that the most vulnerable patients receive compassionate care and treatment in line with their preferences.

Rochester RHIO and McDougall Communications Win Two PRism Awards
Rochester RHIO recently received two awards from the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. RHIO worked on these efforts in conjunction with McDougall Communications, a national PR firm locally headquartered.

An Award of Excellence was received for each of the following:

  1. 2020 Finger Lakes Health Data Conference
  2. 2020 Rochester RHIO Annual Report
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