CORHIO in the News

Mobile Medical Unit Brings the ER to the Patient

Denver Business Journal  (March 28, 2014)

As health-care leaders look for ways to reduce costs, True North Health Navigation officials believe they’ve found a way to eliminate one of the most hated health expenses — the price tag for carting people to a hospital emergency room in an ambulance, often for non-emergency situations.  MORE +

Military Providers Join Colorado Health Information Exchange

Modern Healthcare (free registration may be required to view)  (March 27, 2014)

Healthcare providers in the Defense Department's Military Health System in Colorado are joining that state's civilian-sponsored health information exchange, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, the Defense Health Agency has announced. The new health information exchange participants are Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, and the medical clinics at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base, all in Colorado Springs.   MORE +

Using Technology to Reinvent the House Call

Integrated Healthcare Delivery & EMS World  (March 27, 2014)

In the old days when physicians made house calls, they often had the advantage of knowing their patients. They were familiar with their past medical history, medications and test results because they had been their sole medical provider. Although this model is a good one, it’s been impractical in the modern world—until now. Last year, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) and True North Health Navigation teamed up to provide Colorado’s first-ever mobile emergency medical unit with access to patient medical information.  MORE +

CORHIO Aims to Reduce ER Visits Through HIE

Healthcare Informatics  (March 14, 2014)

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has opened its health information exchange (HIE) to True North Health Navigation—a mobile emergency medical unit—to allow access to vital patient information through the HIE. While en route to non-life-threatening 911 calls, True North Health Navigation practitioners have access to complete patient medical histories, including recent treatments and medications. This allows practitioners to diagnose and treat patients with greater accuracy and safety while eliminating the cost of unnecessary trips to the emergency room, according to officials.  MORE +

Moving Forward on Image-Sharing in Colorado—CORHIO’s New Thrust

Healthcare Informatics  (March 13, 2014)

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has been moving forward on numerous fronts. Already, more than 1,900 office-based providers, 47 hospitals, and 126 long-term and post-acute care facilities are now connected to each other via the Denver-based health information exchange (HIE). What’s more, CORHIO was one of 16 HIEs in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain States announcing in February that they were coming together as the Mid-States Consortium of Health Information Organizations   MORE +