Twelve Colorado hospitals have joined the state's health information exchange, bringing the total number of participating hospitals to 27. The hospitals are all operated by Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health, according to a news release from the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, or CORHIO.
Colorado adds 12 hospitals to health exchange
"Connecting Centura Health's electronic health record to CORHIO's health information exchange allows us to improve healthcare value through better coordination of care," Dana Moore, Centura Health's senior vice president and chief information officer, said in the release.
Currently, the network allows users to access patients' test results, imaging and transcription reports. Other data, including medication lists and allergy information, will be available soon.
“By participating in HIE, healthcare providers have more comprehensive patient information at their fingertips that is used to improve quality of care, eliminate costly, redundant testing and reduce treatment delays and hassles for patients related to paper medical records and reports,” CORHIO said in the release.
In addition to hospitals, the exchange also includes nearly 400 office-based physicians.
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