DENVER, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, and Craig Hospital announced today that the specialty hospital is now participating in CORHIO's secure health information exchange (HIE) network. Denver-based Craig Hospital is world-renowned as a premier center for specialty rehabilitation for people with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Through the HIE connection, patients who are being transferred from another participating Colorado acute care hospital to Craig Hospital will have smoother transitions and be at lower risk for complications, because the details of their electronic medical records will immediately follow them as they transition facilities.
The CORHIO HIE is a highly protected electronic network that links the medical records systems of hospitals, doctors and other health care providers throughout Colorado. The HIE allows providers to exchange vital patient information, including lab test and pathology results, X-ray, MRI and other imaging reports, and physician transcription reports, when it is needed for patient care. To view a video that describes HIE, please visit http://youtu.be/9iO8NaVt6Sw.
Often an individual with a brain or spinal cord injury will have been through a traumatic accident and will initially be taken to an emergency room or an acute care hospital. At the hospital, the person is stabilized and may be there for many days while undergoing various tests, surgeries and therapies. After the person is stabilized, their recovery and rehabilitation may progress more quickly at a specialty care facility like Craig Hospital, so he or she is transferred. The CORHIO HIE helps make sure that the clinical information recorded in the person's electronic health record is securely and m
|SOURCE Colorado Regional Health Information Organization|
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