September 2018 Newsletter

Includes important language regarding substance abuse treatment
In preparation for the integration of 42 CFR Part 2 (Substance Use Disorder) data, HealtheConnections has been rolling out an updated consent form to the RHIO Administrators*. The form includes required language to make the patient aware that giving a “Yes” consent will allow the authorized users at a participating organization to access and view Part 2 data from drug and alcohol treatment centers that are contributing to the health information exchange.

The new language below has been added to the second page of the consent form, under the second item:

If you have received alcohol or drug abuse care, your record may include information related to your alcohol or drug abuse diagnoses, medications and dosages, lab tests, allergies, substance use history, trauma history, hospital discharges, employment, living situation and social supports, and health insurance claims history.

While the consent form has been sent out in English, additional language translations will be available in the next week. If you need the consent form in another language, RHIO Administrators can contact their Community Engagement Specialist or send an email to

*Reminder for RHIO Administrators to return their attestation form, indicating that you received the updated consent form and have distributed to the appropriate users within your organization.

New Participants

Building Blocks Learning Center PLLC

Mary Katherine Spensieri, RN Onondaga Community College

Rabia Rizwana MD

Ridge Mills Medical Center

YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County Inc.

EMR Integrations in Process

HealtheConnections is currently in the process of implementing with the following Electronic Medical Records systems. These EMRs represent multiple organizations within the HeC footprint and will allow for their data to be shared with the community.

EMR Functionality Data Type
PrecisionCare Bi-Directional CCD flow Human Services Data
Foothold Awards Bi-Directional CCD flow Human Services/LTC Data
Accumedic Bi-Directional CCD flow Human Services/LTC Data
ClinicTracker (Kno2 HUB) Unidirectional CCD to HeC Primary Care Data
MatrixCare (Kno2 HUB) Unidirectional CCD to HeC Primary Care Data
NextGen (x2) Bi-Directional CCD flow Planned Parenthood Data
P&NP Unidirectional CCD to HeC Practice Data
Mediture Bi-Directional CCD Flow Long Term Care Data

August New Data Sources

Data Source Data Type
Crouse Community Center Practice Data (ADTs)
Oneida Healthcare – Tri-Valley Family Practice PLLC Practice Data (CCDAs)
St Joseph’s Medical PC – Cardiovascular Practice Data (CCDAs)

August HIE Statistics

Patient Lookup

  • Users Accessing the HIE: 2,979
  • Logins: 40,537
  • Documents Viewed: 162,139
  • Total Patients Accesses: 52,462

Data Contribution

  • Clinical Records Received: 6,418,227
  • Patient Encounter Summaries (CCDs) Received: 778,284

Results Delivery

  • Results Delivered: 511,498
  • Total Practices: 156
  • Total Recipients: 1,753

Total Alerts: 1,926,533

  • Emergency Department Registration: 879,448
  • Emergency Department Discharges: 720,511
  • Inpatient Admission: 74,351
  • Discharge from Inpatient Stay: 238,030

Direct Mail

  • Total Users: 3,448

Data Contributors

  • Hospitals: 20
  • Labs: 23 (includes hospitals)
  • Imaging Centers: 30 (includes hospitals)
  • Practices: 196

Participating Organizations
Total Participating Organizations: 857

  • Hospitals: 23
  • Practices: 470
  • Public Health: 12
  • FQHC: 9
  • Behavioral Health: 139
  • Other Healthcare Entities: 185
  • Labs: 28 (including hospitals)
  • Radiology Centers: 41 (includes hospitals)