Category: CORHIO in the News

  • Children's Colorado Connects to HIE

    Date: December 17th, 2012Source: Healthcare IT NewsTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    Children’s Hospital Colorado has successfully connected to CORHIO, Colorado’s health information exchange (HIE). By connecting its electronic health record system (EHR) with CORHIO's HIE, Children's Colorado is ensuring that its patients will receive better follow-up care with their regular pediatricians, family doctors and any other Colorado healthcare providers patients choose to visit and who are part of the CORHIO network, officials said.
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  • CORHIO Adds Children’s Hospital Colorado to HIE

    Date: December 13th, 2012Source: EHR IntelligenceTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    Last week, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) made news after the largest primary care independent practice association in the Denver area joined its health information exchange (HIE). Now, the state-designated entity for HIE has added Children’s Hospital Colorado to its list of connected providers in Colorado.
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  • Colorado HIE Boosts Membership

    Date: December 4th, 2012Source: Healthcare InformaticsTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), which runs the state’s health information exchange (HIE), has announced a partnership with the a large primary care practice association in the Denver area, which will add 175-plus practitioners to the exchange.
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  • CORHIO Adds More Providers to Its HIE

    Date: December 4th, 2012Source: EHR IntelligenceTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has added the largest primary care independent practice association in the Denver to its health information exchange (HIE). In conjunction with Physician Health Partners (PHP), the Primary Physician Partners (PPP) has announced that the first of its practices is now connected to the state-designed entity for HIE.
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  • Coalition Defines EHR to HIE Data Sharing Standards

    Date: November 8th, 2012Source: Government Health IT NewsTopics: HIE, EHRs, Data Security
    A band of state health information exchanges (HIEs) and technology vendors came together to create technical specifications that enable electronic health records (EHRs) to feed into HIEs. The specifications leverage existing HL7 standards, technical frameworks from IHE International and...
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  • In Brief: NoCo Hospitals Connect to Health Info Exchange

    Date: October 10th, 2012Source: ColoradoanTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    All six Northern Colorado hospitals are connected to the health information exchange operated by the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. By connecting to the secure network, hospitals in the region operated by University of Colorado Health and Banner Health are electronically sharing patient information with community-based providers across the region and the state.
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  • NoCo Hospitals Now Connected to Health Info Exchange

    Date: October 8th, 2012Source: Northern Colorado Business ReportTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    All four Northern Colorado (NoCo) hospitals are now connected to the health information exchange, a secure network designed to improve communication between doctors and others caring for a patient. The exchange is operated by the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). Banner Health-owned hospitals McKee Medical Center in Loveland and North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, as well as University of Colorado Health hospitals Poudre Valley Health in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies are now part of the network.
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  • CORHIO Continues to Expand HIE Network

    Date: October 2nd, 2012Source: EHR IntelligenceTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) announced yesterday that all six northern Colorado hospitals are taking part in the state’s health information exchange (HIE) initiative. There are already 27 hospitals, more than 290 office-based healthcare providers and two behavioral health centers that have signed on with CORHIO. These recent additions prove considerable HIE growth in Colorado and that those already part of the network have found that communicating results and clinical information have improved as a result of joining CORHIO, which uses Medcity technology.
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  • Colorado HIE Expands, Adds Hospitals

    Date: October 1st, 2012Source: Healthcare InformaticsTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The Denver-based Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (COHRIO), a non-profit organization dedicated to rolling out the statewide health information exchange (HIE), announced that it has gotten all six northern Colorado hospitals connected to its HIE. On a state level, there are currently 27 hospitals, over 290 office-based providers and two behavioral health centers connected to the CORHIO HIE.
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  • More Docs Tap Into Colorado HIE

    Date: September 18th, 2012Source: Healthcare IT NewsTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    A Colorado healthcare network comprised of more than 200 physicians has signed a contract joining the state’s health information exchange, officials at the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) announced Monday. The Integrated Physician Network (iPN), a multi-specialty association of physicians and medical practices spanning 40 practice sites, will now be connecting to CORHIO’s HIE, allowing providers to electronically access clinical data across disparate systems outside of their local network with Centura Health hospitals. These hospitals include the Boulder Community Hospital, Longmont United Hospital and other health care providers in the region.
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  • Doc Network Joins Colo. Health Info Exchange

    Date: September 17th, 2012Source: Modern Healthcare (free registration may be required to view)Topics: CORHIO Network
    The Integrated Physician Network, a multispecialty association of physicians and medical practices, has agreed to join the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization's health information exchange, the two groups announced. The iPN, Louisville, Colo., is a quality-improvement collaborative focused on using electronic health records and adhering to evidence-based protocols. It includes 200 providers at 40 practice sites
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  • Electronic Referral Tool Helping to Coordinate Care in El Paso and Teller Counties

    Date: August 31st, 2012Source: Colorado Medicine, a publication of the Colorado Medical SocietyTopics: Care Coordination, CORHIO Network, Referrals
    Physician practices in El Paso and Teller counties have begun implementing a new electronic tool that will help coordinate care, make the referral process more efficient and build a virtual medical neighborhood of providers.
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  • CORHIO Names Wolk CEO

    Date: August 2nd, 2012Source: Modern Healthcare (free registration may be required to view)Topics: CORHIO Governance & Leadership
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has named Dr. Larry Wolk the new CEO of the Denver-based not-for-profit. Wolk is a clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and recently served as COO of Correctional Healthcare Companies. He also has held roles as senior medical director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado and Prudential Healthcare of Colorado and was a senior executive with Cigna HealthCare.
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  • Health Care Reform, the Colorado Way

    Date: July 20th, 2012Source: The Denver PostTopics: HIE, Healthcare Policy
    Whether the Affordable Care Act should be upheld, tweaked or repealed, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the matter isn't the first or last word on reforming health care in Colorado. In recent years, Colorado organizations and policymakers have explored many innovative approaches to improve Coloradans' health, health coverage and health care — both in tandem with and independent of the Affordable Care Act. In many respects, our state is already ahead of the curve in health and health care. Fortunately, Colorado already has many innovative projects already in development.
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  • CORHIO Lowers Physician Office HIE Fees

    Date: July 2nd, 2012Source: Denver Medical Bulletin, Official Publication of the Denver Medical SocietyTopics: CORHIO Network, CORHIO Governance & Leadership
    As CORHIO (Colorado Regional Health Information Organzation) approaches some significant health information exchange (HIE) participation milestones, they have reduced the cost of participation for office-based providers wishing to be involved in HIE.
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  • Physician Adoption of EHRs Accelerates, but Rural Providers Slow to Embrace EHRs

    Date: June 25th, 2012Source: Dark DailyTopics: EHRs, Rural Healthcare
    As larger numbers of physicians implement electronic health record (EHR) systems, clinical laboratories are faced with the task of building interfaces that connect their laboratory information systems (LIS) to those EHRs. Recent numbers indicate that hundreds of thousands of physicians are now enrolled in the federal EHR incentive program. This puts medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups squarely in the midst of the drive to encourage physicians to both implement an EHR in their clinical practice and use that EHR in ways that meet “Meaningful Use” requirements.
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  • 8 Health Information Exchanges Lead the Way

    Date: June 11th, 2012Source: InformationWeek HealthcareTopics: HIE, Meaningful Use
    The HITECH Act's Meaningful Use program raises the bar for data sharing among doctors, hospitals, clinics, and other providers, with the goal of improving patient care coordination and quality. That's driving more health care organizations to join formal health information exchanges (HIEs). But not all HIEs are alike. Some health care providers are joining public health data exchanges, including statewide initiatives that have received funding from the HITECH Act or other sources. Other providers are collaborating with healthcare organizations in their region to form private efforts among hospitals and affiliated doctors and medical groups.
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  • New HIT Director Named in Colorado

    Date: June 1st, 2012Source: Healthcare InformaticsTopics: Health IT, CORHIO Governance & Leadership
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, which is the designated state health information exchange (HIE) entity, has announced that its policy director, Liza Fox-Wylie, has been selected to become Colorado’s State health information technology director. In this role, Fox-Wylie will provide strategic leadership for Colorado’s HIT initiatives across state agencies and lead coordination between the state, non-state HIT initiatives and federally-funded HITECH programs.
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  • CORHIO Policy Chief to Lead Health IT for State

    Date: May 30th, 2012Source: Modern Healthcare (free registration may be required to view)Topics: Health IT, CORHIO Governance & Leadership
    Liza Fox-Wylie, policy director for the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, has been named health information technology director for the state of Colorado. In this role, she will work with various Colorado state agencies to coordinate involvement in state and federal health IT programs.
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  • Cloud-Based EHRs, Telemed Come To Rural Colorado

    Date: May 29th, 2012Source: InformationWeek HealthcareTopics: HIE, Image Sharing, Rural Healthcare
    Rural healthcare providers in Colorado now have access to a trifecta of online services that can help them deliver 21st-century medicine. Via the Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN), which offers secure broadband connectivity, rural clinics and hospitals can use cloud-based electronic health records, obtain remote consults from big-city specialists, and connect online with CORHIO, a statewide health information exchange.
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  • EHR Support Making Headway in Rural Colorado

    Date: May 22nd, 2012Source: FierceEMRTopics: EHRs, Rural Healthcare
    Rural health care organizations in Colorado are getting help in obtaining the necessary broadband connectivity to support electronic health record use via a collaborative partnership between the state's health information exchange and regional extension center (CORHIO) and the Colorado Telehealth Network.
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  • EHR Adoption, Telemedicine Feasible for Colorado's Rural Providers

    Date: May 17th, 2012Source: SearchHealthITTopics: EHRs, Rural Healthcare
    Rural health care -- despite numerous grants from the federal government -- generally gets the short end of the health IT stick when it comes to deploying a serviceable Internet connection. It is no different in Colorado, where laying fiber is a difficult and expensive process, and satellite reception is hard to come by in the mountainous and farmland regions. However, thanks to a collaboration between CORHIO -- the state's official HIE -- and the Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN), rural providers are not on the outside looking in for electronic health record (EHR) adoption and, eventually, telemedicine services via broadband Internet.
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  • Colorado HIE Interested in Behavioral Health Integration

    Date: April 17th, 2012Source: SearchHealthITTopics: HIE, Behavioral Health
    Harmonizing behavioral health providers and primary care doctors through health information exchanges (HIEs) is a relatively new concept in the health IT space. The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), in addition to establishing a multi-stakeholder behavioral health committee, issued a report featuring strategies for including behavioral health in the state’s HIE.
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  • Colorado: LTPAC Providers Receive Incentives to Join State HIE

    Date: April 13th, 2012Source: LeadingAge MagazineTopics: HIE, Long-Term Care
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) is offering financial incentives to long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers interested in joining the state’s health information exchange (HIE). Organizations participating in the LTPAC Transitions Program will be able to upload a variety of resident health data, including imaging reports and lab test results.
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  • Health Information Exchange Should Include Behavioral Health

    Date: April 10th, 2012Source: FierceHealthITTopics: HIE, Behavioral Health
    Despite a constant flux of privacy concerns by patients, the behavioral health community must be involved in the development of a statewide health information exchange, a recent report from the Colorado Health Information Organization concludes.
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