Individual authorization policy

Data use and reciprocal support agreement (dursa)

By law, RioOne Health Network and all "Participants" must inform all patients that they are automatically placed within the RioONE Health Network HIE. In case patients do not want their PHI to be included/shared via HIE, they have to complete and sign the below opt-out forms and give back to provider facilities. 

Participation in the RioOne Health Information Exchange is a simple process.  Once you have reviewed the below literature and are ready to join the HIE, please fill out the information in "Contact Us" page on this website and RioOne administrator will get in touch with you.


Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to your participation within our network!

This policy explains the uses and disclosures, access of individuals, and accounting of disclosures of Personal Health Information (PHI).

Patient consent and authorization policy

This document will outline the policy of all PHI that is automatically transmitted through the exchange until the individual has signed an "opt-out" form which will de-authorize the participant (the clinic/provider) from transmitting the individuals PHI through the exchange.

​RioOne Health Network 

The Health Information Exchange (HIE) of South Texas

Policies and procedures

The DURSA is the legal, multi-party trust agreement that is entered into voluntarily by all entities, organizations and Federal agencies that desire to engage in electronic health information exchange with each other using an agreed upon set of national standards, services and policies developed in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  (Those who sign the DURSA are known as "Participants.")

The DURSA builds upon the various legal requirements that Participants are already subject to and describes the mutual responsibilities, obligations and expectations of all Participants under the Agreement.  All of these responsibilities, obligations and expectation created a framework for safe and secure health information exchange, and are designed to promote trust among Participants and protect the privacy, confidentiality and security of the health data this is shared.

For more information please visit:  http://www.nationalehealth.org

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PHI AUthorization/Opt-out form

RioOne Health Network has developed a comprehensive IT Risk Management Plan to help provide critical IT risk management guidelines to Network's participants. The plan educates the participants about best IT practices and helps them evaluate their workflows/practices for possible IT vulnerabilities and ways to mitigate them.

IT Risk Management Program

Before participation can be finalized, there will be a required form that states that the provider has obtained the Policies and Procedures, and will maintain access to this documentation through a printed copy or a saved file