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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.
NPR - Shots
(September 5, 2014)
When a fire department gets a call for medical help, most of them scramble both an ambulance and a fully staffed fire truck. But that's way more than most people need, according to Rick Lewis, chief of emergency medical services at South Metro Fire Rescue Authority in the Denver suburbs. "It's not the prairie and the Old West anymore, where you have to be missing a limb to go to the hospital," Lewis says, "Now it's a sore throat or one day of cold or flu season sometimes, and that can be frustrating for people, I know it is."
Health IT Outcomes
(August 27, 2014)
Boulder Medical Center doctors are now receiving laboratory results from hospitals and labs around the state without having to wait for faxes or other paper-based methods of communication. This is reducing patient wait times, helping doctors make faster and more accurate clinical decisions, and saving staff time previously spent tracking down patients' medical records.
(August 18, 2014)
By definition, the idea of being prepared for an accident is an oxymoron. But you can take some steps that will help make it easier to deal with the aftermath. Anyone who spends much time in a car is at risk for being in a vehicle accident, especially if you're between ages 15 and 24 or over age 65. Emergency department staff nationally treated more than 2.3 million drivers and passengers injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2009.
(August 8, 2014)
More than 70 providers at the Colorado-based Boulder Medical Center, a multi-specialty group that also operates an urgent care clinic, are now using health information exchange (HIE), in addition to an advanced electronic medical record (EMR) system, to coordinate care for more than 200,000 annual patient visits. Through the CORHIO secure electronic network, Boulder Medical Center doctors are now receiving laboratory results from hospitals and labs around the state without having to wait for faxes or other paper-based methods of communication.