Connecting Colorado through Transitions of Care

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The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) understands that long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities are slower to adopt EHR technology which limits their ability to connect electronically to the state’s health care ecosystem. CORHIO wanted the functionality necessary to connect Colorado’s LTPAC providers to its HIE network. Read how Medicity solutions helped CORHIO give LTPACs the ability to view the clinical history of patients and securely send and receive clinical information and summaries using a web-based clinician portal.

A growing number of hospitals, physician practices and health systems have implemented electronic health records (EHRs) to comply with Meaningful Use guidelines, receiving incentive payments to help defray the expense. However, there are no Meaningful Use incentives or requirements for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities, which has resulted in slower adoption and limited connections to the care ecosystem.

It is critical that LTPAC and acute care facilities communicate effectively and securely to ensure proper patient care and reduce unnecessary tests and costs, especially during care transitions.

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