Sharing updated, electronic patient health information with other providers enables the healthcare providers to:
Yes, once the provider is enrolled in the RioOne Health Network and uses the Direct Service Messaging according to the criteria laid down by the CMS, she/he will be able to achieve the CMS Stage-1 and Stage-2 Meaningful Use.
RioOne Health Network has adopted the Opt-out consent model to acquire the patient consent to allow the protected health information (PHI) to be shared via RioOne Health Network. This means that each patient's health information is automatically contributed to the RioOne Health Network through their provider unless the patient completes an opt-out request form, denying their PHI to be shared and submits it to the provider.
RioOne utilizes two different technologies, Direct Email and Query platform
A. Direct email -Direct email is a secured, HIPAA compliant email service that allows the healthcare providers to share patient health information through the secure email exchange. The only requirement to use this technology is a compliant web browser and that can be easily accessed from any desktop, laptop, or tablet.
B. Query platform -RioOne Health Network uses the Cerner™ Resonance technology to provide a Query platform to its participants. This technology allows the participating healthcare providers to access their patients' health information in real-time. This is a state-of-the-art technology which requires the Electronic Health Record software to be interfaced with the Cerner™ Resonance platform.
Once the healthcare provider joins the RioOne Health Network, we will provide you with further information on how you will be able to access the health information.
The participating providers will have access to (and will also make available for other participating healthcare providers) patients’ health information such as Problem, Allergies, Medication and Immunizations.
The Health Information Exchange (HIE) of South Texas
RioOne Health Network