November 2018
Rochester RHIO and Jewish Senior Life partner to share data and build a better patient record

More than half of Americans will require long-term care in their lifetime—and while an aging population turns to retirement communities and skilled nursing facilities, many of these individuals will continue to receive care from multiple community providers and hospitals. 

Recognizing the benefit to building a complete patient record, Jewish Senior Life, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that offers all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing, has become the first senior living facility to send clinical care data to Rochester RHIO. 

System change: New restrictions for Break The Glass access

Rochester RHIO is making system modifications to RHIO Explore by revising user roles to minimize Break the Glass (BTG) access.

Effective November 30, 2018, only authorized users who work in an Emergency Room, Urgent Care, or with Emergency Transportation, as well as those with an NPI, will have Break the Glass access in RHIO Explore. Remember: All Break the Glass actions are audited by Rochester RHIO to ensure compliance and patient privacy.

Why are we doing this now?
2018 Annual Meeting Notice

The Rochester RHIO Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 4 from 4 - 4:30 p.m.

200 Canal View Boulevard, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14623

Third Floor, Seneca Conference Room

Please RSVP to, so we have a head count for refreshments.
Upcoming HIPAA Training: 12/06/18

Need a refresher on the latest with HIPAA?

Join us online for a free 30-minute HIPAA compliance training webinar where Rochester RHIO will review updates to HIPAA privacy and security regulations. There is extra time built into the webinar for questions after the presentation.

Following the presentation, RHIO Privacy and Compliance Officer Amy Warner, Esq. will be available to answer any questions
Volunteer Opportunity: Data Integrity Work Group

Looking to get involved with Rochester RHIO? Are you contributing data? Leaders in Health Information Management from  data sources are welcome to participate.

To join, email .
Thank you so much for taking part in our 2018 Participant Survey!

Your opinion matters at Rochester RHIO. Thank you so much for participating in our 2018 Participant Satisfaction Survey! The survey is now closed.

This year, we're also celebrating Foodlink's 40th anniversary, and we're donating $1 to Foodlink for each completed survey, up to $1,000. After extending the deadline, we had just over 1,000 authorized users complete our survey, which means $1,000 for Foodlink! At Rochester RHIO, we believe and support Foodlink's mission "to leverage the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities."

Now, it's time to comb through the data and your responses. We expect results to be released in the first quarter of 2019. Thank you so much for your feedback, and also for helping us celebrate Foodlink's 40th anniversary!

Denise DiNoto
Director of Community Services
Rochester RHIO