CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, has announced that as a result of Exempla Healthcare signing a contract to participate in its health information exchange (HIE), all Colorado hospitals with more than 100 licensed beds have connected or are in the process to connect to an HIE network. Exempla Healthcare, an affiliate of SCL Health System, operates three hospitals in Colorado: Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. All three will connect to the CORHIO HIE as a result of the agreement. SCL Health System also operates St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction, which is connected to the Quality Health Network (QHN) HIE.
Twenty-nine hospitals are connected to the CORHIO HIE and 15 more are in process to connect–a total of 44 hospitals in all. In addition to hospitals, there are more than 1,800 office-based physicians, 100 long-term and post-acute care facilities, 13 behavioral health centers and five national/regional medical laboratories either connected or in process to connect to the CORHIO HIE.
There are currently 78 hospitals in Colorado, of which 61 are located within CORHIO’s service area. CORHIO is committed to working with all the hospitals [Read more…]