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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 records (EHR) technology. The Colorado Regional Extension Center program was funded through a federal ARRA HITECH grant, awarded to CORHIO in 2010 by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC). CORHIO administered the program and partnered with seven local health care organizations to deliver services to providers.
(October 21, 2014)
CORHIO announced today the confirmation of four new members to the organization’s board of directors. The new directors elected to the board are: Patrick Gillies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jason Greer of the Colorado Community Managed Care Network, Michelle Mills of the Colorado Rural Health Center and Alexis Sgouros of Kaiser Permanente Colorado.
(September 3, 2014)
CORHIO announced today that Estes Park Medical Center has successfully connected its electronic health record (EHR) system to the health information exchange (HIE) network. Estes Park Medical Center is the first independent critical access hospital to connect to the CORHIO HIE.
(August 6, 2014)
More than 70 providers at the Boulder Medical Center, a multispecialty group that also operates an urgent care clinic, are now using health information exchange, in addition to an advanced electronic medical record system, to coordinate care for more than 200,000 annual patient visits. Through CORHIO’s 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. 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.
(May 15, 2014)
CORHIO announced today that SCL Health System’s three Denver-areas hospitals have successfully connected to its health information exchange (HIE) network. The three hospitals include Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Combined, the hospitals provide care to more than 100,000 residents and last year reported more than 160,000 emergency room visits, over 400,000 outpatient visits and 45,000 inpatient hospitalizations.