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RHIO-Leading the Nation in Medical Information Sharing

Rochester health officials have developed a system that is being nationally recognized as a vital tool in improving health care. The Regional Health Information Organization makes the medical records of half a million residents accessible to any medical provider in Monroe County and 12 other surrounding counties. There are 85 similar information exchanges in operation around and 200 more in the process of starting up. But as WXXI’s LeShea Agnew reports, Rochester RHIO is considered one of the most efficiently-run information exchanges in the country.