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Three SCL Health System hospitals join CORHIO

By Joseph Conn
Posted: May 20, 2014 - 1:15 pm ET

Three Denver-area hospitals in the SCL Health System have connected their electronic health-record systems to the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization to help them coordinate the care of patients with other healthcare organizations in the Denver and Boulder (Colo.) area.

The three are 190-bed Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, 380-bed Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge and 369-bed Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver.

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“Timely access to information will provide a safety net for the patient, as well as create efficiency for providers,” Dr. Joseph Heaton, vice president and chief medical information officer for the 11-hospital, Denver-based SCL Health, said in a news release. “We are delighted to be a part of the network.”

Denver-based CORHIO says its network is connected to 35 of its 50 member hospitals and 1,700 of its 2,500 member office-based physicians and other providers along with 134 long-term care providers.

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