CORHIO e-Newsletter

Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) – What Are They and How Are They Useful?

(November 12, 2014)

With the rise of electronic health record usage, the need for a standardized way to exchange comprehensive clinical documents between providers -- beyond individual results and reports -- became clear. Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) were developed to meet this need and their usage is being bolstered by Meaningful Use. Here are some frequently asked questions on CCDs, and the C-CDA framework those documents are a part of, to help you understand them better.  MORE +

New Study Reveals Most Accurate Sources for Medication Reconciliation

(November 12, 2014)

Trying to get an accurate medication list, particularly for patients with complex conditions or who are unable to provide reliable information can be a puzzle for health care providers. Managing patient medications during transitions of care can be tricky but doing so accurately is crucial in preventing adverse events. A recent study funded found that when combined with an electronic health record and commercial prescription database, medication data from health information exchange improves patient medication safety.   MORE +

Are We Close to Having Bidirectional Behavioral Health Data Exchange in Colorado?

(October 15, 2014)

Exchanging behavioral health data is imperative to improving care coordination for these vulnerable patients – but doing so carefully within current boundaries of the regulations will take some time and a concerted effort. Here’s an update on progress so far. Since early 2014, CORHIO has been convening a Behavioral Health Information Exchange Work Group with participations from state health officials, behavioral health centers, private physician practices, and other relevant membership organizations.   MORE +

New Video Explores How Health Information Exchange Is Improving Patient Care in Colorado

(October 15, 2014)

Colorado’s health care community has pulled together to make our state a leader in health information exchange (HIE). Our health systems, hospitals, laboratories, physician groups, solo practitioners, emergency services, and payers are adopting HIE technology in record numbers to share vital patient information and improve care. A new video from CORHIO highlights the improvements happening right now as a result of secure sharing of patient information among community providers.  MORE +

CORHIO Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

(October 15, 2014)

Starting this month, four new CORHIO Board of Director members begin their terms of service to help guide our organization’s mission to improve health information exchange in Colorado. Patrick Gillies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jason Greer of Colorado Community Managed Care Network, Michelle Mills of Colorado Rural Health Center, and Alexis Sgouros of Kaiser Permanente have joined CORHIO’s Board of Directors, effective October 1st.   MORE +