CORHIO and New West Physicians Partner to Improve Patient Care and EfficiencyDate: November 19th, 2018Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: HIE, Care Coordination, CORHIO Network
Primary care medical group’s 125 physicians to join Health Information Exchange network.
CORHIO recently announced that New West Physicians will soon have access to secure data in CORHIO’s health information exchange (HIE), one of the largest HIE networks in the United States.
The data exchange service will give New West Physicians, which includes 20 primary care offices in the Denver metro area, secure access to important information such as lab results, updated patient records and demographic information. This ensures every care provider in a patient’s chain of care has consistent and current information, and that their records are more secure and accessible than with paper files.
“With access to the CORHIO exchange, we’ll see the big picture with our patients. If they’ve been to the hospital or seen a specialist since our last visit, updated test results and notes will be right there in their records,” said New West Physicians Chief Health Information Officer Melissa Helms, M.D., a practicing physician with the group. “Patients won’t have to worry about remembering every detail for a primary care visit because their doctors will have all the information they need.”
Founded in 1994 and comprising more than 125 physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and specialists across the metro area, New West Physicians joins other major health care providers in Colorado in connecting to the CORHIO network.
CORHIO CEO Morgan Honea cited the partnership as the latest example of both groups’ innovation to improve patient outcomes by providing fast, secure communication among health care providers.
“Care providers in our network enjoy seamless access to patients’ health data. Patients know their information is secure and available to their primary care doctors, specialists and hospitals, so they don’t have to undergo unnecessary tests or worry that something will get lost in translation from one care provider to another,” Honea said.