RHINO Factsheets

The Washington State Department of Health’s Rapid Health Information NetwOrk (RHINO) program collects near real-time health encounter data from participating hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout Washington. Washington state law requires emergency departments (EDs) to report visits to the RHINO program in a timely fashion, usually within 24 hours. As of May 2020, 100% of non-federal EDs are reporting data to RHINO. Data include demographic data such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, and clinical information such as diagnoses, triage notes, and chief complaint narratives. Data from RHINO does not contain information about the location of traffic-related incidents. For additional information, please reach out to rhino@doh.wa.gov.

Motor Vehicle Crashes and Pedestrian Injuries

The factsheets below provide information for the year 2023 as compared to 2022, and 2022 compared to 2021, on the following topics:

  • Child occupants in motor vehicle crashes
  • Pedestrian (not a passenger inside of a vehicle) injuries due to motor vehicle crashes

These factsheets are intended to show the burden of traffic injuries on different populations groups in Washington and to illustrate which populations are being most impacted.

Summer Hazards

This report uses healthcare encounter and weather data to describe emergency department visit volume in Washington for certain summer hazards across time and by geography. Featured summer hazards include heat-related illness, smoke, asthma, boating, and drowning and submersion events.

Firearm Injuries

This report uses healthcare encounter, death certificate, and Washington State Violent Death Reporting System (WA-VDRS) data to describe the burden and context of firearm injuries across Washington communities from 2020 through 2022.