CORHIO in the News

HIE, Advanced EMR System Make Coordinated Care A Snap

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.  MORE +

Being Prepared For a Car Accident Can Save Money, Stress

Denver Post  (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.  MORE +

Boulder Medical Center Connects to Statewide HIE

Healthcare Informatics  (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.  MORE +

Can Gathering and Managing Patient Information Be Less Challenging?

CAFP News, an official publication of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians  (July 2, 2014)

One of the biggest complaints from physicians, as well as nurses and other practice staff, is how difficult and time-consuming it can be to collect complete clinical histories for new patients, or manage the needs of complex and chronic disease patients who are seen by multiple physicians. Often there are many phone calls back and forth between offices and stacks of paper faxes for which the relevant patient information is hard to find. Even worse, the information you need today may not arrive until weeks after a referral appointment or hospital discharge. The process of gathering and managing patient records is frustrating, and most health care professionals have just learned to accept it. Although you and your practice staff have developed into expert information gatherers, there is a way to cut back on this tedious and inefficient work.  MORE +

Health Information Exchange is a Key to Better Transitions, Better Outcomes and Cost Savings

LeadingAge Magazine  (July 1, 2014)

In today’s health care environment, the smooth transition of patients between settings has become critical to achieving the triple aim of improved outcomes at lower cost and with better patient experiences. Even so, long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers often lack complete medical information about the people they admit. Most providers still rely on fax and phone communication, rather than using an electronic health information exchange (HIE), which moves clinical information among providers, using national standards, while maintaining the integrity of the data. Learn more about LTPAC providers rising adoption of HIE...  MORE +