200+ Physicians from Integrated Physician Network (iPN) Now on CORHIO Network

Date: January 16th, 2013Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: CORHIO Network

One of the state’s largest physician networks, iPN, connects 40+ clinic locations to CORHIO using NextGen EHR.

iPN, partnered with Centura Health, is a multispecialty, clinically integrated network of more than 200 physicians. The iPN clinics have a shared electronic health record (EHR) system, NextGen, that they use for real-time decision support based on evidence-based care protocols. Because all providers have access to the same patient data, they’ve created what they call a “multispecialty clinic without walls.”

HIE and EHR Integration Will Improve Care Coordination
CORHIO has successfully connected more than 40 medical clinic sites in the iPN network to its secure health information exchange (HIE) network, which takes the provider interconnectedness at iPN to the next level. iPN providers now have more complete and up-to-date patient information at their fingertips, allowing them to more efficiently and effectively manage their patients’ care. Providers can access their patients’ clinical data across disparate systems outside of their local network with Centura Health hospitals and other regional providers — including Boulder Community Hospital, Longmont United Hospital and other health care providers in the region.

“A significant amount of our patient information comes from sources outside of our provider network, such as regional community hospitals, labs and imaging centers,” said Dr. David Ehrenberger, Chief Medical Officer of iPN and Chief Medical Officer at Avista Adventist Hospital. “That’s why we are so excited to be a part of the HIE; it is launching us into a new era and taking us to the next level of proactive population health management.”

“We’re excited to have one of the state’s largest physician networks connected to the CORHIO HIE,” said Larry Wolk, MD, CORHIO’s CEO. “The health care providers at iPN are part of our rapidly growing network of providers across the state that includes outpatient clinics, hospitals, long-term and post-acute care facilities, laboratories and behavioral health centers. More and more providers are realizing that the adoption of HIE is a necessary step to effectively communicate and collaborate. And with better care coordination, providers can enhance quality of care and improve patient outcomes.”