Gastroenterology of the Rockies to Become First Independent Pathology Lab to Contribute to CORHIO Community Health RecordDate: June 1st, 2016Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: PatientCare 360, CORHIO Network, Pathology
With the intent to enhance communications with referring partners and other community providers, Gastroenterology of the Rockies will make pathology test results available in the CORHIO health information exchange.
Gastroenterology of the Rockies has signed an agreement to expand their participation in the CORHIO health information exchange and send pathology lab results into the network. The physician-owned group has six locations including endoscopy centers in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Lakewood, and clinics in Broomfield and Denver. Gastroenterology of the Rockies will add the complete pathology note from all their endoscopy center procedures to CORHIO.
“When their connection to the CORHIO HIE is complete, Gastroenterology of the Rockies will be our first independent pathology laboratory data sender,” says Morgan Honea, CORHIO CEO. “Making their lab results available to all CORHIO participants, I believe shows how forward-thinking and technologically advanced this practice is. We are so pleased to continue our partnership with Gastroenterology of the Rockies and to be able to provide this type of clinical data to community providers.”
Making Results Available to the Whole Community
“CORHIO is helping us to meet our goals with referring providers and delivering results in an effective and timely manner,” says Nick Goralsky Gastroenterology of the Rockies Chief Operations Officer.
“Collaborating with CORHIO on this pathology reporting project serves two important goals for our practice. First and most importantly, it will enable us to deliver results more quickly to both our own providers as well as outside providers in the community. This will allow us to enhance our care decisions, increase care-collaboration with referring and primary care providers, while also allowing us to communicate results to patients more quickly,” says Cody Carlin, Gastroenterology of the Rockies Ancillary Services Manager. “Second, we will realize significant administrative cost efficiencies by leveraging the CORHIO results delivery tools to replace our current manual processes. We believe our practice goals of improving care while managing costs aligns well with CORHIO mission, and we are excited to partner with CORHIO on this project.”
Once this project is complete, all CORHIO network participants will have access to Gastroenterology of the Rockies pathology results via PatientCare 360, the secure online portal. EHR integrated users can request access to this data when it's available.