CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced this week that 12 additional hospitals are now connected to the state’s health information exchange (HIE) network – powered by Medicity technology. The hospitals are all operated by Centura Health, Colorado’s largest hospital and health care network, and serve hundreds of thousands of patients in Metro Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Summit County and Cañon City.
Centura Health implemented an electronic health record system-wide in 2007 to link all of its physicians, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home care services. Joining CORHIO network enhances Centura’s existing health record and will improve coordination of care in Colorado.
Centura clinicians now have access to lab test and pathology results, x-ray, MRI and other imaging reports and physician transcription reports from throughout the community. Later next year, CORHIO will enhance the network further to include patient medication lists, allergies and immunizations as well as lab and imaging orders.
Congratulations to CORHIO and Centura for this achievement!
Here is what the two organizations have to say about connecting:
“Centura Health has been one of the leaders in a longtime, statewide effort to implement secure, cost-effective health information exchange as a community benefit for all,” explained Phyllis Albritton, CORHIO executive director. “Together we are improving health care for all Coloradans by making sure the right information is in the right place at the right time for good decision-making by health care providers and the patients they serve.”
“Connecting Centura Health’s electronic health record to CORHIO’s health information exchange allows us to improve health care value through better coordination of care,” said Dana Moore, Centura Health’s senior vice president and chief information officer. “By linking physicians, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home care services, we are ultimately touching more Coloradans and contributing collectively to sustaining the health of our state for generations to come.”
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