Community Health

NorthStar Network is pleased to feature Community Health Best Practices that are helping to improve the health of the population and healthcare in our community

Healthcare Business Academy Excellence Framework

Explore the Community Health Best Practices below organized by community based organization and Business Excellence Framework category

Common Ground Health brings together leaders from across our nine-county region to collaborate on strategies for improving health. Hospitals. Insurers. Universities. Businesses. Nonprofits. Government. Faith communities. Residents. All have a seat at our tables.

Click here for more information regarding Common Ground Health initiatives.

Click the links below to see featured Common Ground Health best practices:


Regional Leadership

Rochester RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization) is a secure, electronic health information exchange (HIE) serving authorized medical providers and over 1.5 million residents in Monroe, Allegany, Chemung, Cayuga, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties in upstate New York (Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions).

What is health information exchange? The service allows a medical care team to share records across institutions and practices, making patient information available wherever and whenever needed to provide the highest quality care. Multiple studies conducted by the Weill Cornell Medical College on the Rochester RHIO—published in peer-reviewed journals—conclude that patients benefit from reduced hospital admissions and readmissions, as well as fewer repeated radiology imaging tests. Through our work locally and with New York State, the RHIO is recognized for our progressive, innovative approach to supporting collaborative health care.

Information Technology

Click here to see important resources available from the Rochester RHIO.

Click here to see Roc Health Data where health care data from doctor’s visits is anonymously pooled to give experts a look at what is ailing people in the area which includes all 13 counties that Rochester RHIO and Common Ground Health serve.

Click here to see how with the RHIO’s community Health Information Exchange (HIE), physicians can instantly access patient information —including lab results, radiology reports and images, clinical documents, hospital discharge summaries and admission/discharge notification—from the RHIO’s 14-county service area, which serves over 1.5 million residents

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