The mission of the NeKY RHIO is to assist healthcare providers and patients with the use of technology and connectivity to improve the health of our communities.
It is the goal of the NeKY RHIO to improve the coordination of care in rural health settings. The NeKY RHIO staff assists healthcare providers to achieve Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) by improving access to critical medical information at the point of care, by streamlining reporting measures and connecting providers throughout Kentucky.
The Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO) was created in 2007, in collaboration with the Tri-State Regional Extension Center, in an effort to reinforce the quality of healthcare provided by rural physicians throughout Kentucky.
Located in Morehead, Kentucky, the NeKY RHIO is centrally located to the original 19 counties that it serves. The NeKY RHIO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that was initially developed through grant funding from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and HealthBridge Tri-State Regional Extension Center.
In 2010, the NeKY RHIO was awarded another HRSA grant that focused on enhancing the use of EHR and HIE technologies in rural healthcare settings. The NeKY RHIO partnered with another HRSA grant recipient, the Kentucky Rural Health Information Technology Network (KRHIT), to provide IT services designed specifically for healthcare providers that utilize EHR technology.
Throughout our history the NeKY RHIO has been dedicated to working with rural healthcare providers in their on going efforts to stay at the forefront of healthcare information technology. Our staff can assist providers with the successful completion of each stage of Meaningful Use, help practices to stay on track with our IT Simplified services and help providers to maximize incentive payments while maintaining with HIPAA compliance.