Colorado Providers Now Have Access to Medical Images via Health Information Exchange
Published On: May 14, 2020
Advanced imaging data exchange is now live in Colorado due to the partnership of Health Images and the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization.
DENVER, Colo. – May 14, 2020 – CORHIO, a health information exchange in Colorado enabling data exchange for its 19,000+ users, announced today an important milestone with Health Images. The two companies have partnered to facilitate the exchange of medical images between healthcare providers, regardless of health system or electronic health record system. This marks the first time an imaging center has made images available in the CORHIO HIE.
The diagnostic-quality images include MRIs, CT Scans, Ultrasounds, Mammograms and X-rays from Health Images, a comprehensive medical imaging company in Colorado.
Health Images has been sending reports of radiology results performed at their 14 locations to the CORHIO HIE since 2016 for authorized caregivers to access.
“This project marks an exciting milestone for CORHIO and we are thrilled to partner with Health Images to make these results available to the healthcare community in Colorado,” says Morgan Honea, CORHIO CEO. “Health Images is the first organization to successfully provide links to diagnostic images in our HIE, which will greatly enhance the patient results available in the CORHIO network.”
Now that qualified Colorado healthcare providers can click a link in the CORHIO secure web-based portal PatientCare 360® to access the medical images, crucial time will be saved in clinical decision-making. There will no longer be a need to log into a separate system for the information, or to call other facilities to have the images physically sent. This enhanced functionality will improve communication among providers who are caring for the same patients, but who use different electronic health record systems.
“We at Health Images take pride in providing quick, easy access to patient’s reports and images for doctors and staff. This leads to more efficient and effective treatment for patients. With CORHIO as an avenue that is widely used, we are excited to collaborate with them on this offering,” says Shelley McLeod, VP of Operations at Health Images.
ABOUT HEALTH IMAGES
With multiple convenient locations across the Denver area, Health Images has the specialized staff necessary to assist with outpatient medical imaging needs at a convenient location near you. Health Images and its sister center, Colorado Springs Imaging, are revolutionizing imaging with the foundation of efficiency and consistency. Our promise to our community is unmistakable quality and spectacular service. Once you try us we think you’ll agree that Health Images has “raised the bar” of service and quality. We are employee owned and local, with hand-picked, accomplished staff and a commitment to maintain the latest technology and equipment. We are here to exceed the needs of every patient and physician. We invite you to visit our website at www.healthimages.com.
CORHIO (the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality through the optimal use of health information exchange (HIE). The CORHIO HIE is one of the largest and most robust health information exchange networks in the United States with 73 hospitals and more than 6,800 office-based providers currently connected. In addition to managing the robust HIE network, CORHIO provides advisory services that help healthcare professionals effectively use electronic health records and improve care delivery, and supplies accountable care organizations and health plans with data that enhance population health programs. For more information, please visit www.corhio.org.