Kaiser Permanente Colorado Data Now Available in CORHIO Health Information ExchangeDate: November 27th, 2017Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: Care Coordination, CORHIO Network, Care Summaries
Care summary documents for patients affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Colorado providers are now available to community healthcare providers via the CORHIO PatientCare 360® web portal.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado has enhanced their participation in CORHIO’s health information exchange (HIE) network and is now making care summary documents available to the community via CORHIO’s web portal, PatientCare 360®. The care summary documents include clinical information on patients recently seen by Kaiser Permanente Colorado physicians.
“CORHIO is thrilled to partner with Kaiser Permanente Colorado in our mutual commitment to improve healthcare in Colorado,” says Morgan Honea, CEO at CORHIO. “By making care summaries on their members available, Kaiser is utilizing health information exchange to ensure providers outside of their network receive patient information as quickly as possible, right where they need it.”
“Having convenient access to the most up-to-date information on a patient is critical for ensuring the right care is being delivered efficiently,” says Steve Haley, MD, vice president and chief medical informatics officer for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, which provides care to Kaiser Permanente’s 680,000 members in the state. “We’re proud to collaborate with CORHIO to start supplying data to providers outside of our system in order to enhance care coordination and communication — ultimately resulting in more seamless, high-quality care for our members.”
Vital Clinical Information at the Point of Care
As with all care summary documents, the documents from Kaiser Permanente Colorado include several pieces of clinical information that can be very helpful to providers outside of the Kaiser network. In particular, this information is useful for emergency department providers and other clinicians who see Kaiser Permanente Colorado patients, and want a faster way to access their data than requesting it be faxed.
The care summaries from Kaiser Permanente Colorado include the following information, if it’s available for the patient:
- Active allergies and adverse reactions
- Active and resolved problems
- Advanced directives
- Care plans
- Current medications
- Encounters and procedures
- Social history
- Test results
CORHIO participants can access this information now in PatientCare 360 on the Documents Tab, using the Find External Documents function. For details on how to use Find External Documents, download our Quick Reference Guide.
If your organization is interested in joining CORHIO and accessing care summaries from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, please contact us.