The SunCoast RHIO is a Regional Health Information Organization. (see "What is a RHIO?")
This RHIO originally offered services to the Florida counties of the South West Region. These include Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, Lee, and Collier. We are now a nationwide commercial company.
We connect Health Providers with Consumers. Providers include Hospitals, Clinics, Doctors, ACO and Multi-Speciality Practices, Social Service Agencies, Government, and non MD practitioners. Additionally, we work with organizations
oriented toward quality measurement and reporting and revenue impact.
The RHIO provides products and services including but not limited to Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records, Health Information Exchanges, Incentive Reporting, and various Health Care financial services to providers and consumers.
We are certified as a CMS Health Information Handler under the esMD project for audit response, www.cms.gov/esmd
We are certifed as a PQRS Registry, a Data Submission Vendor, and we host an open source Electronic Medical Record with HIE.
We have our own proprietary open source software that integrates and links our own applications, other software and products from other vendors and the government in one portal. Additionally, we offer traditional consulting. See our services Website at www.ACONetworks.com
SunCoast RHIO has become a CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE®) Phase III Endorser. Please see About Us tab.
CAQH launched CORE to give providers consistent access to patient coverage information before or at the time of service using the electronic system of their choice for any patient or health plan, effectively reducing administrative burden and costs.
The SunCoast RHIO an interstate collaborator with non Florida RHIO's and HIE's (Health Information Exchanges) across the US.
We share a common philosophy with The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and adhere to the State's vision as outlined over the years. Information can be found at AHCA's website under www.FHIN.net . The State has chosen Harris Corporation as the provider of public data HIE. See www.Florida-HIE.net. We are working to integrate Harris solutions with our own and utilize the Federal Government's NHIN Connect & Direct solutions.