Category: CORHIO in the News

  • Statewide HIEs: The Development of a Sustainable Model

    Date: September 6th, 2013Source: Becker's Hospital ReviewTopics: HIE, Interoperability
    In March 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT awarded 56 states, eligible territories and qualified state designated entities grant money to develop health information exchanges. These grants fostered the development of many HIEs that have succeeded in joining physicians and hospitals together for data exchange. The more than $9 million from ONC, along with the selection of a technology vendor, allowed the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization to "ramp up" operations, says CEO Larry Wolk, MD. CORHIO now has 45 hospitals participating with the network, including all hospitals in the state with more than 100 beds, and many behavioral health centers and office-based physicians. The HIE currently has data on 2.5 million patients — half of the state's total population of 5 million.
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  • Be Prepared: Lessons from an Extended Outage of a Hospital’s EHR System

    Date: August 30th, 2013Source: Healthcare InformaticsTopics: HIE, EHRs, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    If your hospital has deployed an electronic health record (EHR) system, you probably have a contingency plan in the event of a system outage. After all, computing systems go down, and when an EHR system is not working, it affects nearly every aspect of a hospital’s operations, from patient care to admissions to finance to supply chain and more.
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  • Colorado CIO Interview: Health Information Exchange in Colorado

    Date: August 28th, 2013Source: Health System CIOTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems, Colorado Healthcare Leaders
    Although Steve Shirley believes the 30 years he spent in banking was a “great prep career” for health IT, he admits he still had a lot to learn when he took the helm as CIO at Parkview Medical Center in 2009. So he decided to start rounding to strengthen his knowledge of all things clinical, and he hasn’t stopped. In this interview, Shirley talks about the paradigm shift required to migrate to Meditech 6.0, how he’s working to bridge the gap between the IT and clinical worlds, his mobile device management strategy, and the “progressive” HIE landscape in Colorado.
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  • Multifaceted MD to Lead Colorado Public Health Department

    Date: August 23rd, 2013Source: Government Health ITTopics: Colorado Healthcare Leaders, CORHIO Governance & Leadership
    The incoming executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is steeped in medicine, insurance and most recently health information exchange. A University of Vermont-educated medical doctor, Wolk worked at the medical director of ambulatory pediatrics and adolescent medicine at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, for five years, and then went on to work in insurance, as senior medical creditor of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado and as senior healthcare executive at Cigna. Then he spent five years as president and COO of Correctional Healthcare Companies, a criminal justice healthcare contractor working in 27 states, with corporate headquarters outside of Denver. For the last year, Wolk has worked as the executive director of CORHIO, the state-designated health information exchange, which now has every large hospital in the state participating.
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  • Health Information Exchanges to Benefit Payers, Injured Workers

    Date: July 29th, 2013Source: WorkCompCentral - subscription required to view full articleTopics: HIE, Health Plans
    The use of health information exchanges that link medical records systems of hospitals, doctors, laboratories and other health care providers have accelerated since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009. “With the HIE, if an employee authorizes the use of patient information by their treating physician, then theoretically the doctor is going to be able to look at all of the patient’s history and treat based on the whole history,” said Mike Allen, principal at Allen Management Consulting. “Right now, when someone is injured at the workplace, generally the physician is treating the injury that is presented to them without having access to the full file. That is going to be the primary benefit of the HIE. It should be a benefit to the injured worker.”
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  • More Hospitals Connecting to Colorado HIE

    Date: July 22nd, 2013Source: Healthcare InformaticsTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    All Colorado hospitals with more than 100 licensed beds have connected or are in the process to connect to a health information exchange (HIE) network, after the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) inked its most recent HIE contract with Exempla Healthcare in Denver.
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  • All Colorado Hospitals With 100 or More Beds Now Part of an HIE

    Date: July 22nd, 2013Source: Becker's Hospital ReviewTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization has announced that all hospitals in the state with 100 or more beds are currently connected to, or are in the process of connecting to, a health information exchange. The announcement follows Denver-based Exempla Healthcare, which operates three hospitals in the state, signing a contract to join the CORHIO HIE.
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  • More Colorado Hospitals Ink HIE Deals

    Date: July 22nd, 2013Source: Healthcare IT NewsTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    More than half of all hospitals in Colorado have now connected or are in the process of connecting to a health information exchange network. The Colorado regional health information exchange announced Monday that after inking its most recent HIE contract, 29 hospitals are connected to CORHIO, and 15 more are in the process of connecting, representing all Colorado hospitals with more than 100 beds.
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  • All of Colorado's Large Hospitals Now Participating in Health Information Exchange

    Date: July 22nd, 2013Source: Denver PostTopics: HIE, CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    All Colorado hospitals with more than 100 licensed beds are now participating in the state's health information exchange network. The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization announced Monday that Exempla Healthcare has signed a contract to participate in its health information exchange. Exempla operates three hospitals in Colorado: Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette; Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge and Exempla Saint Joseph in Denver.
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  • Assembly Required: What Physicians Need to Do to Improve the Care Experience and Provide Greater Value

    Date: July 12th, 2013Source: Colorado Medicine, a publication of the Colorado Medical SocietyTopics: Physician Workflow, Value-Based Care, Patient Care
    Health care in the United States must change. No longer will anyone dispute that the system is expensive, wasteful, exclusionary, and in some respects, harmful to patients. Physicians' quality of life has suffered as they have endured increased administrative burden, steep costs and learning curves for new technology. With the health care system at a breaking point, it is imperative to study and redesign the entire cycle, from preventative medicine to care delivery and from coordination to payment for services.
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  • CORHIO to Link 118 Additional Providers to HIE

    Date: April 29th, 2013Source: Healthcare InformaticsTopics: Primary Care, CORHIO Network
    South Metro Primary Care (SMPC), one of the largest primary care independent practice associations in the Denver metro area, along with their medical management company Physician Health Partners (PHP), have announced plans to connect the electronic health records (EHR) of its 118 primary care providers to the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) health information exchange (HIE).
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  • CORHIO Signs On More Than 100 Docs

    Date: April 26th, 2013Source: Healthcare IT NewsTopics: Primary Care, CORHIO Network
    South Metro Primary Care (SMPC), one of the largest primary care independent practice associations in the Denver area, will connect the electronic health records of its 118 primary care providers to the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization HIE. South Metro Primary Care is participating in one of the 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations in the U.S.
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  • More Than 100 Denver-based PCPs to be Connected to CORHIO HIE

    Date: April 26th, 2013Source: PhysBizTechTopics: Primary Care, CORHIO Network
    South Metro Primary Care, one of the largest primary care independent practice associations in the Denver area, will connect the electronic health records of its 118 primary care providers to the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization HIE.
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  • Hospital Poised to Take a Go at CORHIO

    Date: April 23rd, 2013Source: UCHealth InsiderTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    In a move that promises to help patients and providers across Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital is joining the statewide nonprofit Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) network. Supporters say plugging into CORHIO will help community physicians, laboratories and other care facilities sort through an integrated electronic medical record (EMR) to find exactly what care and diagnoses a UCH patient received.
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  • U. of Colo. Hospital joins CORHIO

    Date: March 22nd, 2013Source: Modern Healthcare (free registration may be required to view)Topics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The University of Colorado Hospital, a member of the University of Colorado Health system, has signed an agreement to join the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. The Aurora, Colo., hospital will connect its Epic electronic health-record system with CORHIO's health information exchange, which currently includes 28 hospitals, more than 660 office-based providers, 38 long-term and post-acute care facilities, four behavioral health centers and two medical labs.
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  • Hospitals, Doctors Offices Now Able to Share Patients’ Health Records

    Date: March 19th, 2013Source: FOX31 Denver NewsTopics: HIE, Interoperability, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    Maggie Lamitie is feeling fine now, but a few months ago she had quite a scare with her heart. “I knew there was something really wrong and I knew I needed attention right away,” Maggie said. She rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, a facility she had never been to before. But St. Joseph’s is part of a hospital system that shares electronic health records. In a situation where every second counts, the ER doctors at St. Joseph’s were able to see all of Maggie’s records at the University of Colorado Hospital, and treat her quickly. “I thought it was a wonderful system, and I was grateful,” she said. Now that kind of record sharing is expanding.
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  • Colo. RHIO Gains Seven Hospital Members

    Date: March 15th, 2013Source: Modern Healthcare (free registration may be required to view)Topics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The Denver-based Colorado Regional Health Information Organization just saw its hospital membership jump by 25% with the addition of seven Denver-area hospitals to the health information exchange organization. The seven new members of CORHIO are: Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, Aurora; Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (which includes Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's) and Rose Medical Center, all Denver; Swedish Medical Center, Englewood; Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree; and North Suburban Medical Center, Thornton.
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  • Meaningful Health Information Exchange

    Date: March 6th, 2013Source: Leadership, a journal of the Healthcare Financial Management AssociationTopics: HIE, EHRs, Long-Term Care
    Health information exchange means different things to different stakeholders. To a solo practitioner in Pasadena, Calif., it means having ready access to information about the treatment her patients have received in the local hospital and from other physicians—even though she does not have an electronic health record (EHR). To a skilled nursing facility in Boulder, Colo., it means an end to 50-page faxes when patients are transferred from the local hospital. “This new portal allows us to grab information that is important to us and not be inundated with irrelevant stuff we do not need,” says Patrick McAteer, CFO, Frasier Meadows Retirement Community.
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  • HealthONE Joins Colorado RHIO

    Date: February 14th, 2013Source: For The RecordTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, recently announced that HealthONE has signed an agreement to participate in its secure health information exchange (HIE) network. The seven HealthONE hospitals join 28 other hospitals around the state already connected to CORHIO, including Centura Health which operates 13 hospitals connected to the HIE network, of which seven are located in Metro Denver. HealthONE is a subsidiary of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which is the nation's largest private hospital system.
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  • CORHIO Adds HealthONE System to HIE

    Date: February 13th, 2013Source: EHR IntelligenceTopics: CORHIO Network, Colorado Hospitals & Health Systems
    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced seven additions to its roster of connected healthcare organizations and providers. HealthONE, a subsidiary of the nation’s largest private hospital system Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), has signed an agreement to connect its seven hospitals to the secure health information exchange network, which brings the total number of hospitals connected to CORHIO to 35 and more than a dozen in the metro Denver area.
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  • Brace Yourself for the Coming Age of Health Information Exchanges

    Date: February 11th, 2013Source: Home Health Line NewsTopics: HIE, Home Health
    Your agency may have a state-of-the-art IT system that links clinician laptops and hand-held devices to your patient records and even telemonitoring devices. But you soon could be behind the times if you’re not connected to referring hospitals and physicians.
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  • Doctors Have Extra Reason to Join e-Records System

    Date: January 4th, 2013Source: Boulder County Business ReportTopics: HIE, EHRs, CORHIO Network
    Doctors who want to sign up for a statewide electronic medical records system now have a new savings incentive — cold, hard cash. The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, or CORHIO, will waive a one-time implementation & training fee of at least $2,000 for doctor practices that sign up before June 30, 2013.
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  • Your Doctors' Computers Don't Talk to Each Other

    Date: January 3rd, 2013Source: Colorado Public RadioTopics: HIE, EHRs, Interoperability
    Since 2004 the federal government has sent Colorado close to $30 million to help doctors and hospitals share records electronically. But chances are, if you end up in an ambulance, the hospital you arrive at still won't be able to pull up your health record quickly, if at all. Dr. Larry Wolk and Mary Brown work for digital clearinghouses that connect health care providers and translate between all their different software systems to give doctors actionable information about the patients in front of them. They tell CPR's Ryan Warner that significant progress is being made.
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  • Medical News: Over 175 Primary Care Physicians Join Health Information Exchange

    Date: January 2nd, 2013Source: Colorado Medicine MagazineTopics: HIE, Primary Care, CORHIO Network
    Primary Physician Partners (PPP), the largest primary care independent practice association in the Denver metro area, along with their medical management company, Physicians Health Partners (PHP), has connected their first of many practices to the CORHIO health information exchange (HIE).
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  • Colorado Regional Health Information Organization's Network Helps Doctors Find Patients Information

    Date: December 20th, 2012Source: 7NewsTopics: HIE, Patient Care
    A local non-profit is helping doctors save time and money, while improving health care for patients. The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has developed a network that allows any doctor in the state to immediately access patients' medical records.
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