Category: CORHIO in the News

  • State HIE News and Updates 6-30-16

    Date: June 30th, 2016Source: HIE AnswersTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network
    The Community Health Partnership, in a year-long beta test, partnered last June with CORHIO (@corhio) to streamline access to electronic patient records across several regional providers. Since the year long test was successful among AspenPointe behavioral health, Colorado Springs Health Partners and Peak Vista Community Health Centers, the group is ready to roll out a longitudinal health records database across all regional providers, to include active-duty military and TRICARE patients.
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  • Groundbreaking effort will address obesity, mental health in Denver area

    Date: June 29th, 2016Source: Denver Business JournalTopics: Population Health
    The Colorado Health Institute received a $1.9 million grant Wednesday from the Colorado Health Foundation to lead CHORDS, the Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service. It will work in conjunction with local health agencies in seven metro-area counties, the University of Colorado-Denver, Denver Health and CORHIO, the state’s largest health information exchange network.
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  • Electronic health record system set to expand

    Date: June 20th, 2016Source: Colorado Springs Business JournalTopics: CORHIO Network, Accountable Care
    The Community Health Partnership, in a year-long beta test, partnered last June with the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, or CORHIO, a health information exchange network based in Denver, to streamline access to electronic patient records across several regional providers.
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  • State HIE News and Updates 6-15-16

    Date: June 15th, 2016Source: HIE AnswersTopics: CORHIO Network, Pathology
    CORHIO (@CORHIO) manages one of the country’s largest and most successful health information exchange (HIE) networks and works to improve healthcare through the use of information technology and data exchange. The organization is growing every day and just recently signed an agreement with Gastroenterology of the Rockies which makes them the first independent pathology lab to contribute to the CORHIO Community Health Record.
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  • State HIE News and Updates 5-19-16

    Date: May 19th, 2016Source: HIE AnswersTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Radiology
    CORHIO manages one of the country’s largest and most successful health information exchange (HIE) networks and works to improve healthcare through the use of information technology and data exchange.
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  • Twelve Colorado Imaging Centers Now Connected To CORHIO Health Information Exchange

    Date: May 13th, 2016Source: HIE AnswersTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Radiology
    Health Images, its sister center Colorado Springs Imaging, and CORHIO (@CORHIO) announced a ground-breaking partnership that will enable more efficient healthcare services for patients across the Front Range. Health Images is now sending radiology results, including MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, Ultrasounds, and other diagnostic imaging tests performed at their 12 locations, into the secure CORHIO health information exchange (HIE) network for authorized caregivers to access. This marks the first imaging center connection to the CORHIO HIE.
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  • 12 imaging centers now sending rad results to CORHIO HIE

    Date: May 6th, 2016Source: Clinical InnovationTopics: CORHIO Network, Radiology
    Imaging company Health Images and the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), both based out of Denver, have announced that Health Images will now be sending radiology results performed at its 12 locations into the CORHIO health information exchange (HIE).
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  • HISTalk News

    Date: April 29th, 2016Source: HISTalkTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Radiology
    Health Images, a chain of 12 imaging centers in Colorado, joins the CORHIO HIE. It is the first organization of its kind to join CORHIO, which has connected 54 hospitals and over 4,000 office-based physicians since it was founded in 2010.
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  • Colorado HIE teams up with radiology groups

    Date: April 28th, 2016Source: FierceHealth ITTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Radiology
    Colorado's health information exchange, CORHIO, is partnering with Health Images and its sister center, Colorado Springs Imaging, to improve sending of radiology results through the HIE network. Announcement
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  • SHIN-NY HIE Successfully Implements Patient Record Lookup

    Date: April 28th, 2016Source: HealthIT InteroperabilityTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Radiology
    CORHIO, in partnership with Health Images and Colorado Springs Imaging, has added twelve of its health imaging locations to the CORHIO repository, expanding the number of patient images accessible to providers. These are the first health imaging locations to join a Colorado HIE.
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  • Using FHIR to Become the Nation’s Top Digital Health Ecosystem

    Date: April 6th, 2016Source: Prime HealthTopics: Interoperability, Digital Health, FHIR
    Last Thursday Aneesh Chopra, the former CTO of the United States and current CEO of Hunch Analytics, spoke with members of Prime Health about how Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) could help make Colorado the number one digital health cluster in the nation. The discussion was held at the Anschutz Medical Campus and featured representatives from CORHIO, Kaiser Permanente, and Centura Health.
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  • CORHIO Successfully Connects With New Mexico HIE to Exchange Data

    Date: March 30th, 2016Source: HIE AnswersTopics: HIE, Interoperability, CORHIO Network
    As the first step toward state-to-state information exchange, CORHIO and the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative(NMHIC) have established connectivity. With the technical connection between New Mexico and Colorado health information exchanges (HIEs) in place, providers in both states can share clinical patient information across state lines. This is particularly important in the Four Corners region where it’s common for patients to live in one state and work in a neighboring state.
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  • The Hopeful Future of Sharing Behavioral Health Data

    Date: March 23rd, 2016Source: Advize HealthTopics: HIE, Care Coordination, Behavioral Health, HIPAA
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) is launching a pilot program to improve patient information exchange between providers and caregivers. This program is designed in a way that once consent is given by patients, their Behavioral Healthcare Information will be shared with long term care providers and hospitals. The newly accessible documents will summarize clinical information during transitions of care so patients can be treated by community providers, all who have access to more details on the care received by the patient outside of the facility.
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  • Small Number of States Successful with State-Led HIE Use

    Date: March 22nd, 2016Source: HealthIT InteroperabilityTopics: HIE
    A recent evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program found that national HIE use score increased from 36 percent in 2010 to 79 percent in 2014, but this figured was impacted by a small number of states significantly adopting HIE programs rather than more participation across all states and territories. A handful of states influenced the national numbers. For example, in Q2 of 2012, 85 percent of total directed transactions were from Indiana, Colorado, and New York. By Q4 in 2013, 5 states represented 85 percent of the total directed transactions.
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  • Can technology shape the future of behavioral health?

    Date: March 19th, 2016Source: Healthcare DiveTopics: Patient Engagement, Behavioral Health
    Outside of Nebraska, which also has a behavioral HIE called eBHIN (Electronic Behavioral Health Information Network), Young said she wasn’t aware of any other stand-alone behavioral health HIEs. However, there are HIEs starting to share behavioral health data, such as the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), which recently announced its plans to launch a pilot program to add behavioral health data on a patient-by-patient basis -- if they consent -- and share it with hospitals and long-term care facilities.
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  • HIE use sees 'considerable growth,' but only in a few states

    Date: March 16th, 2016Source: FierceHealth ITTopics: HIE
    Health information exchange adoption and use continues to see "considerable growth," but is driven only by a small number of states, according to a new report from NORC at the University of Chicago researchers. For example, in the second quarter of 2012 Indiana, Colorado and New York accounted for more than 85 percent of transactions, while in Q3 of 2013, Michigan, Colorado, Indiana, New York and Vermont accounted for more than 85 percent of the total.
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  • Colorado HIE plans pilot to share behavioral health data

    Date: March 11th, 2016Source: Health Data ManagementTopics: Patient Engagement, Long-Term Care, Behavioral Health
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) expects to launch a pilot later this year in which the HIE will take behavioral health data on a patient-by-patient basis—for those patients that have signed a consent—and share it with healthcare counterparts in long-term care and hospitals.
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  • Emergency Medical Services Works on Improving Information Exchanges with Hospitals

    Date: March 10th, 2016Source: Emergency ManagementTopics: HIE, Care Coordination, Emergency Services
    Although data sharing between EMS agencies and hospitals is far from commonplace, there has been progress made in a few cities and states. For example, the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority in Colorado’s Douglas and Arapahoe counties has joined the state HIE, CORHIO, to enable its paramedics to receive real-time hospital and lab information via a Web portal.
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  • HHS proposes adding behavioral health to EHR program

    Date: February 25th, 2016Source: HealthData ManagementTopics: EHRs, Meaningful Use, Behavioral Health
    Currently, federal rules prohibit behavioral health providers treating mental and substance abuse disorders from receiving incentive payments for implementing EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria. However, in its Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission to Congress last week, HHS included a legislative proposal to add certain behavioral health providers to the EHR Incentive Programs.
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  • Does State Regulation Help Boost Health IT, HIE, EHR Adoption?

    Date: February 9th, 2016Source: HealthIT AnalyticsTopics: HIE, EHRs, Health IT
    Individual states have also committed to fostering the data-driven ecosystem through policies and regulations, participating in projects, grant programs, demonstrations, and other initiatives to encourage their local communities to begin health information exchange, transition to patient-centered care programs, and engage in population health management activities. But are these state-level policy levers an effective way to drive health IT adoption and create a meaningful, interoperable, data-driven care continuum? Do the number and type of state projects correlate to actual EHR adoption and HIE rates?
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  • Denver EMS bureau shows how health information exchange improves emergency medicine

    Date: January 19th, 2016Source: Healthcare IT NewsTopics: Care Coordination, CORHIO Network, Emergency Services, Quality Improvement
    Linking its emergency medical service teams with Colorado's state health information exchange has made a big difference in how first responders are able to assess, treat and sometimes follow up with patients, according to Richard Lewis, EMS bureau chief of the Denver-area South Metro Fire Rescue Authority.
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  • Adding Consent-Based Exchange to a HIPAA-Based HIE

    Date: January 5th, 2016Source: HealthIT InteroperabilityTopics: HIE, Patient Engagement, Behavioral Health, HIPAA
    CORHIO is working on a capability to electronically manage the release-of-information process and redact sensitive data from exchange based on those release directives — in other words, adding consent-based exchange to a HIPAA-based HIE.
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  • Filling in the Gaps: Connecting Behavioral Health Data and Primary Care

    Date: December 22nd, 2015Source: Healthcare InformaticsTopics: HIE, Primary Care, Behavioral Health, HIPAA
    There are ongoing discussions among healthcare leaders about the need to integrate behavioral health data into primary care to improve quality of care. Two health information exchanges (HIEs) in Colorado have been working on behavioral health information integration projects and shared their initial progress during a webinar conducted by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
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  • Colorado Agency Aligns Hospital Record Systems

    Date: November 13th, 2015Source: BizWestTopics: HIE, Interoperability, CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems, Patient Care
    If someone shows up in a Denver emergency room on Wednesday, a lot of time and money could be saved if doctors knew she’d had lab work done in Boulder the week before. With immediate access to those lab results, the doctors could launch into a course of treatment that could be more efficient, as well as more effective for the patient. This scenario is one of the drivers behind a national movement toward making health records electronically accessible to all healthcare providers. Whereas the benefits of having such a system in place include all of the above, plus a reduction in administrative costs related to managing medical records, the process includes some tough challenges.
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  • Population Health Barriers Include Interoperability, Data Integration

    Date: October 26th, 2015Source: FierceHealth ITTopics: HIE, Interoperability, Population Health
    As organizations take up population health management initiatives, they must address common problems, including interoperability barriers, data integration and competing health IT priorities, according to results from a recent eHealth Initiative population health survey. Morgan Honea, chief executive officer of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), said on a webinar that examined the survey results, that his organization has focused on developing trust as a means to promote data-sharing.
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