May 2020
May 6 is National Nurses Day.
Thank you nurses for saving lives and everything you do each day to support patients.
Rochester RHIO Activates COVID-19 Alerts, Supports Expanded Access to Patient Records
Rochester RHIO is using the full power of our community health information exchange to support public health and the healthcare community with the data it needs in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rochester RHIO continues to enable expanded user access to longitudinal patient medical records via its Explore clinical query portal. RHIO has also activated notifications for COVID-19 test results. Whether a patient is positive or negative, physicians and clinicians are receiving the lab results they need through three key RHIO services: Explore Clinical Query Portal, MyResults Delivered, and RHIO Alerts.

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Tuesday, May 19 at 12 p.m.
Rochester RHIO Featured in Rochester Business Journal
Rochester RHIO's CEO and President Jill Eisenstein was recently profiled in the Rochester Business Journal, the city's leading source of business news. Jill is described in the article as a "fierce advocate" ensuring that "the medical community and all of us who are connected to the RHIO have the right information so that we can help people..."

Reporter Bennett Loudon does an excellent job breaking down the business of the RHIO and challenges associated with health information exchange. He also captures Jill's personality, and highlights Rochester RHIO's role supporting public health and the community during the pandemic.
Telehealth and its Role in the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Tarun Kothari, MD, FACG, FACP
Medical Director, Rochester RHIO

Telehealth enables healthcare workers to work during this pandemic by greatly reducing their risk of exposure to COVID-19, and if quarantined, it opens the option of working from home. Moreover, this now-virtual workforce can be deployed to assess and treat patients at a distance, extending a lifeline to millions and providing convenient, continuous management of common chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and more.

Face Shields and Face Masks: How You Can Help!

The Monroe County Medical Society has distributed over 1,000 face shields and over 60,000 face masks in just over three weeks to support our healthcare community. If you'd like to help with this critical need, you can become an MCMS member or donate to the cause.
Additional COVID-19 Announcements

Are you a non-profit in the greater Finger Lakes Region? Nonprofits can email to join the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Resource Hub for what's going on in your community related to the pandemic.

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