Category: HIE Participants
Important Announcement: A Pledge to Rural Health Providers
CORHIO (a Contexture organization) supports health IT throughout Colorado.
How Z Codes Can Help Codify Social Needs
New categories have been added for a little-used tool that provides insights into patient outcomes
Your Opinion Matters: Take the 2021 HIE Participant Satisfaction Survey Today
In partnership with the National Business Research Institute, CORHIO has launched the 2021 Colorado Health Information Exchange (HIE) Participant Survey.
Cracking the Code to Improve Patient Care and Reimbursements
CORHIO training program helps healthcare professionals and payers adapt to risk-adjustment payment models. With more Colorado healthcare providers and payers pivoting from a fee-for-service reimbursement approach to a value-based care (VBC) model, there’s an ongoing learning curve for all concerned.
How Colorado’s County Jails Harness the Power of HIE
A growing number of detention centers and prisons use HIE to easily access health information on inmates, while realizing many other efficiencies. One local jail estimates a five-figure savings due to elimination of faxing
Diverse HIE Users Find Unique Value, Innovation Opportunities
How law enforcement, organ donation, health plans and emergency services use CORHIO’s HIE tools for the shared goal of better serving their respective populations.
How HIE Can Help Identify Vulnerable Patient Populations
When Margaret Wood moved to Colorado to continue a career in nursing as part of the University of Colorado Health System, she had not prepared herself to see what lengths patients coming from rural communities would go to in order to access healthcare or what barriers they face when returning home.
Learn how Wood addresses this problem in her own work setting.
New Online BillPay Service – Coming Soon!
CORHIO Customers: an exciting new Online BillPay service, which is a paperless system that makes it easier to receive and pay your invoices, will soon be available.
PatientCare 360 Users – Did you know you can access care summaries from these organizations?
You can access recent care summaries on your patients from Kaiser Permanente, Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration and Quality Health Network.
Survey for Statewide Advance Directive Registry
CORHIO is collaborating with the Center for Health and Environmental Data (CHED) division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to gather feedback for a statewide advance directive registry.
New Reimbursement Initiative for Primary Care in Colorado
Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant changes to the way primary care practices will be paid for managing Medicare beneficiaries.
Veteran’s Administration Data Now Available in PatientCare 360
This includes care summary documents for patients affiliated with any VA healthcare facility in the United States.
MAPIR Portal Update: Eligibility Dates
Many participants are requesting assistance in finding appropriate eligibility dates for Program Year 2017 attestations. To assist, we have highlighted some helpful information to use when selecting dates.
New CORHIO Participant Go-Lives
We have some recent go-lives to share of organizations that recently joined the CORHIO Health Information Exchange network:
MAPIR Portal Update: Attestation Program Year Selection Error
The Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (the Department) has been made aware of an issue with the attestation portal where preparers are not able to select the option to attest for Program Year (PY) 2016.
Funding Opportunity to Join HIE Expanded, Limited Time to Participate
The Colorado Care Connections Program, a partnership between CORHIO and the Department of Healthcare Financing and Policy (HCPF) has been expanded, making funds available to a large number of organizations to participate in the health information exchange.
The Independence Center Supports People With Disabilities, Utilizes HIE for Better Care Coordination
Before having access to CORHIO’s PatientCare 360 secure portal, The Independence Center had to call the hospital (or multiple hospitals if they were unclear which one) and ask for information to be faxed over. Sometimes that could take up to 30 days and wasn’t always useful once it arrived.
Helping Case Managers Coordinate the Right Care for Patients
Longmont Community Health Network is a small but determined organization that focuses on helping patients who have “fallen through the cracks” in the healthcare system. Christa Peacock is the sole case manager for the group and helps patients get the right care, as many rely on the emergency department at Longmont United Hospital for their needs.
When a Patient is Transferred With Incomplete Records
Dr. Jeanine Compesi, physician at Kaiser Permanente, practices hospital medicine always outside the “walls” of Kaiser Permanente, as the health plan does not have its own hospital. Patients are often transferred from another care setting to one in which the Kaiser Permanente physician will be taking care of them, so sometimes getting accurate information on the patient can be tricky.
The Urology Center of Colorado Customizes Data From HIE to Improve Continuity of Care
The physician-owned specialty practice, The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC), receives pathology test results, radiology reports, and transcription notes from CORHIO to help with patient care coordination. With results pushed into their GE Centricity electronic health record system, TUCC is now able to better able to prepare for new patients and existing patients who’ve had a recent hospital encounter.
Penrose Hospital’s Emergency Department Uses High-Tech Systems to Deliver High-Quality Care
Penrose Hospital, located in the heart of Colorado Springs and part of Centura Health, has participated in the CORHIO health information exchange (HIE) since 2011. The hospital has a real-time, electronic connection to the CORHIO network, which allows community healthcare providers to access information on shared patients when coordinated care is delivered in outpatient settings such as physician offices and skilled nursing centers. In March of 2014, Penrose Hospital expanded its participation with CORHIO by implementing HIE patient query access in the Emergency Department (ED).
Colorado Springs Pulmonary Consultants Elevate Specialty Care with HIE
For more than 30 years, Colorado Springs Pulmonary Consultants (CSPC) has been serving patients across southern Colorado. Located on the Penrose Hospital campus, the practice is comprised of six board-certified pulmonary physicians and a certified nurse practitioner. The practice provides state-of-art care, which includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE). CSPC connected to the CORHIO HIE in early 2012 and receives their patients' clinical results directly into their Greenway EHR system.
South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Innovates With Health IT
South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is a big operation. They’re the emergency and prevention service provider in south Denver for close to 200,000 residents. With 17 stations, 65 vehicles and more than 300 firefighters, there are a lot of moving parts. The leadership at SMFRA are always looking for ways to improve processes, like staff training, and ways to take the best care of people during emergency calls. Late last year, they joined the CORHIO network so they could receive real-time hospital and lab information via the secure web portal.
Estes Park Medical Center: Critical and Connected
Just this summer, Estes Park Medical Center (EPMC) celebrated 40 years of serving the community. They’ve survived the area’s worst flooding in decades, weathered endless regulatory changes, and remained a beacon of care for the rural community near Rocky Mountain National Park. PMC is a critical access hospital with 25 beds, 24-hour emergency care, and a variety of inpatient and outpatient services.
Hilltop Family Physicians - An Independent Practice on the Cutting Edge
It’s not easy to survive in today’s healthcare economy as an independent physician practice. But Hilltop Family Physicians in Parker, Colorado has found ways to make it work. This three-doctor primary care practice finds time to stay ahead of the curve by transforming their care team structure into a patient-centered medical home, embracing technology and tackling new healthcare regulations – all while offering top-quality patient care.