Rochester RHIO is designed to help protect patient privacy more effectively than paper records. Only authorized medical professionals can access patient information. Doctors will not see your information unless you give your consent, except in a medical emergency.
How do you provide consent?
- Sign a paper consent form when you visit a doctor who uses Rochester RHIO.
- Set your consent preferences through our Patient Portal by clicking My Account.
As always, your personal health information is protected by doctor-patient confidentiality, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and state privacy regulations. The RHIO exchange employs the most advanced information safeguards available, and gives patients the ability to audit their records and see which health care providers have accessed their information.
In addition, the RHIO conducts its own periodic audits to ensure proper use of the exchange by authorized users. The results of the periodic audits are avialable to the public upon request.
For further information, download these documents:
Rochester RHIO Audit Policy