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Regional Ext Center
(January 26, 2015)
Can health information exchanges (HIEs) survive the present moment? Many of the statewide and regional HIEs created with wonderfully high-minded intent, but without a hardheaded business focus on long-term sustainability, are finding it difficult to make ends meet as the grant money begins to wither. At the same time, a small number of statewide HIEs are moving forward strongly, buttressed by broad stakeholder support, state government-level policy directives, and above all, clever strategy.
(December 29, 2014)
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced that HealthONE, an eight-hospital system in the Denver area, has successfully connected to its health information exchange (HIE) network. Combined, the eight hospitals accounted for more than 1.2 million patient encounters in the last year. The health system will join 47 hospitals and more than 2,100 physician providers in the ability to conduct secure health information exchange. With the addition of the HealthONE hospitals, 21 of the metro area’s 23 acute care hospitals are now actively exchanging patient information on CORHIO’s protected HIE network.
(December 18, 2014)
HealthONE, an eight-hospital system in the Denver area, has announced its successful connection to the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). The health system which saw 1.2 million patient encounters over the past year, will join forty-seven hospitals and more than 2,100 physician providers in the ability to conduct secure health information exchange to improve care coordination and patient safety.
(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?