CORHIO e-Newsletter

Congratulations to Local Leaders Named as “Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know”

(March 11, 2015)

Four Colorado Chief Information Officers on Becker’s Hospital Review 2015 list of important health information technology leaders: Dick Escue of Valley View Hospital, Mary Anne Leach of Children's Hospital Colorado, Dana Moore of Centura Health and Michael O'Rourke of Catholic Health Initiatives. CORHIO discusses success with Children’s Hospital CIO.  MORE +

CORHIO Announces System Upgrade, Added Features

(March 11, 2015)

CORHIO is pleased to announce a major software upgrade that will deliver enhancements to both the network infrastructure and the PatientCare 360 portal. The upgrade is being done to meet requests from our participants and to improve the overall user experience in finding clinical data in the HIE.   MORE +

Your Comments Requested: CMS Interoperability Plan Open for Public Comment

(March 11, 2015)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has been busy working on a program to create more interoperability through the Office of the National Coordinator. The first document if this effort, Connecting Health and Care for the Nation, is available for public comment. Here’s how you can submit your feedback to CMS on the recently released interoperability roadmap.  MORE +

Colorado Awarded $65 Million Grant to Improve Physical and Behavioral Health Care Integration

(February 11, 2015)

The state of Colorado is now fine-tuning plans to implement a set of comprehensive programs that will improve health care for individuals with mental and behavioral health conditions. Last year, the state submitted a plan to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a SIM award, and in mid-December learned that it was selected to receive funding to carry out its plan.   MORE +

Study Reveals Hospital Discharge Summaries Often Delayed and Incomplete

(February 11, 2015)

A study published in January, called Hospital Variation in Quality of Discharge Summaries for Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure Exacerbation, studied discharge summaries from hospitals to analyze whether they met three criteria. Those criteria included timeliness, transmission to follow-up care provider and inclusion of standard data points. The results showed problems in all three of these areas.  MORE +