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Regional Ext Center
(November 19, 2014)
CORHIO announced today that the Colorado Regional Extension Center program completed its goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers and 33 rural and critical access hospitals adopt and meaningfully use electronic health record (EHR) technology. Of the 2,295 primary care providers that the Colorado Regional Extension Center program assisted, 1,236 are family practice or general medicine practitioners, 465 are internal medicine or geriatrics providers, 385 are pediatricians and 209 are OB-GYNs.
(November 3, 2014)
With the tight focus on EHR interoperability and data sharing among partners along the healthcare continuum, both public and private health information exchanges (HIEs) are enjoying a moment in the limelight. Private HIEs are growing in popularity among former competitors in local communities, and many statewide organizations have achieved financial sustainability, and are now beginning to expand their services to include clinical analytics and population health management features. HIEs may now be a fact of life, but are they necessary for truly effective analytics? How should analytics-minded providers choose to invest their time, money and infrastructure when it comes to data exchange?
(October 2, 2014)
At a Health IT Policy Committee governance subgroup meeting in mid-August, Carl Dvorak, president of EHR vendor Epic said that at least one factor limiting health data exchange is that some health information exchanges nationwide force participants to pay full and exorbitant fees for participation, even in the case of providers using individual services such as access to public health and immunization registries. Morgan Honea, executive director for CORHIO--a nonprofit health information exchange that electronically connects providers throughout the state--who also testified at the meeting, took issue with what he saw as generalizations by Dvorak, calling them "unfair."
New York Times
(September 30, 2014)
As a practicing ear, nose and throat specialist in Ahoskie, N.C., Dr. Raghuvir B. Gelot says that little has frustrated him more than the digital record system he installed a few years ago. The problem: His system, made by one company, cannot share patient records with the local medical center, which uses a program made by another company.
Health IT Outcomes
(September 10, 2014)
Recently, Estes Park Medical Center (EPMC) announced it has successfully connected its electronic health record (EHR) system to the health information exchange network of the CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. Estes Park Medical Center is the first independent critical access hospital to connect to the Colorado HIE.