Category: HIE Participants

MAPIR Portal Update: Eligibility Dates

Date: August 15th, 2018

Many participants are requesting assistance in finding appropriate eligibility dates for Program Year 2017 attestations. To assist, we have highlighted some helpful information to use when selecting dates.

New CORHIO Participant Go-Lives

Date: May 18th, 2018

We have some recent go-lives to share of organizations that recently joined the CORHIO Health Information Exchange network:

MAPIR Portal Update: Attestation Program Year Selection Error

Date: January 4th, 2018

The Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (the Department) has been made aware of an issue with the attestation portal where preparers are not able to select the option to attest for Program Year (PY) 2016.

Funding Opportunity to Join HIE Expanded, Limited Time to Participate

The Colorado Care Connections Program, a partnership between CORHIO and the Department of Healthcare Financing and Policy (HCPF) has been expanded, making funds available to a large number of organizations to participate in the health information exchange.

The Independence Center Supports People With Disabilities, Utilizes HIE for Better Care Coordination

Date: April 26th, 2016

Before having access to CORHIO’s PatientCare 360 secure portal, The Independence Center had to call the hospital (or multiple hospitals if they were unclear which one) and ask for information to be faxed over. Sometimes that could take up to 30 days and wasn’t always useful once it arrived.

Helping Case Managers Coordinate the Right Care for Patients

Date: February 19th, 2016

Longmont Community Health Network is a small but determined organization that focuses on helping patients who have “fallen through the cracks” in the healthcare system. Christa Peacock is the sole case manager for the group and helps patients get the right care, as many rely on the emergency department at Longmont United Hospital for their needs.

When a Patient is Transferred With Incomplete Records

Date: January 5th, 2016

Dr. Jeanine Compesi, physician at Kaiser Permanente, practices hospital medicine always outside the “walls” of Kaiser Permanente, as the health plan does not have its own hospital. Patients are often transferred from another care setting to one in which the Kaiser Permanente physician will be taking care of them, so sometimes getting accurate information on the patient can be tricky.

The Urology Center of Colorado Customizes Data From HIE to Improve Continuity of Care

Date: September 1st, 2015

The physician-owned specialty practice, The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC), receives pathology test results, radiology reports, and transcription notes from CORHIO to help with patient care coordination. With results pushed into their GE Centricity electronic health record system, TUCC is now able to better able to prepare for new patients and existing patients who’ve had a recent hospital encounter.

Penrose Hospital’s Emergency Department Uses High-Tech Systems to Deliver High-Quality Care

Penrose Hospital, located in the heart of Colorado Springs and part of Centura Health, has participated in the CORHIO health information exchange (HIE) since 2011. The hospital has a real-time, electronic connection to the CORHIO network, which allows community healthcare providers to access information on shared patients when coordinated care is delivered in outpatient settings such as physician offices and skilled nursing centers. In March of 2014, Penrose Hospital expanded its participation with CORHIO by implementing HIE patient query access in the Emergency Department (ED).

Colorado Springs Pulmonary Consultants Elevate Specialty Care with HIE

Date: August 13th, 2015

For more than 30 years, Colorado Springs Pulmonary Consultants (CSPC) has been serving patients across southern Colorado. Located on the Penrose Hospital campus, the practice is comprised of six board-certified pulmonary physicians and a certified nurse practitioner. The practice provides state-of-art care, which includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE). CSPC connected to the CORHIO HIE in early 2012 and receives their patients' clinical results directly into their Greenway EHR system.

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Innovates With Health IT

Date: July 24th, 2015

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is a big operation. They’re the emergency and prevention service provider in south Denver for close to 200,000 residents. With 17 stations, 65 vehicles and more than 300 firefighters, there are a lot of moving parts. The leadership at SMFRA are always looking for ways to improve processes, like staff training, and ways to take the best care of people during emergency calls. Late last year, they joined the CORHIO network so they could receive real-time hospital and lab information via the secure web portal.

Estes Park Medical Center: Critical and Connected

Date: July 24th, 2015

Just this summer, Estes Park Medical Center (EPMC) celebrated 40 years of serving the community. They’ve survived the area’s worst flooding in decades, weathered endless regulatory changes, and remained a beacon of care for the rural community near Rocky Mountain National Park. PMC is a critical access hospital with 25 beds, 24-hour emergency care, and a variety of inpatient and outpatient services.

Hilltop Family Physicians - An Independent Practice on the Cutting Edge

Date: July 23rd, 2015

It’s not easy to survive in today’s healthcare economy as an independent physician practice. But Hilltop Family Physicians in Parker, Colorado has found ways to make it work. This three-doctor primary care practice finds time to stay ahead of the curve by transforming their care team structure into a patient-centered medical home, embracing technology and tackling new healthcare regulations – all while offering top-quality patient care.

Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics' HIE Participation

Date: July 13th, 2015

Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics (RMYC) provides healthcare to more than 22,000 children in schools, hospitals, clinics and mobile units across Colorado. RMYC's commitment to high-quality care is demonstrated through a variety of initiatives, including the use of electronic medical records and health information exchange, which help enhance clinical decision-making and care coordination. The providers and staff at RMYC go above and beyond for the children and families they serve. For example, they give food bags to thousands of families in need every year and hand out about 9,000 books each year through the Reach Out and Read program.