CORHIO Awarded $12.475 Million Grant to Support CO-REC in Facilitating Electronic Health Record Adoption

Published On: February 16, 2010

CORHIO Awarded $12.475 Million Grant to Support CO-REC in Facilitating Electronic Health Record Adoption

DENVER – February 16, 2010 – CORHIO was awarded an ARRA HITECH Regional Extension Center (REC) grant of $12.475 Million from The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT. CORHIO, Colorado’s state designated entity for health information exchange (HIE), will enter this cooperative agreement on behalf of the Colorado REC (CO-REC) to facilitate electronic health record and health information exchange adoption by at least 2,200 primary care providers working in small practices and safety net providers between 2010-2012.

The grant will fund the CO-REC to contract with seven regional and statewide partner-agents to work with primary care providers in small practices of ten or fewer and safety net providers. Designated partner-agents will assist providers in selecting, implementing and using electronic health records (EHRs) to meet the federal “meaningful use” standards and qualify for stimulus incentives. Services available to providers will include workflow redesign, vendor selection assistance, electronic health record system implementation, health information exchange support and privacy/security best practices support.

CORHIO is Colorado’s state designated entity charged with facilitating health information exchange (HIE) across Colorado to improve care for all Coloradoans. CORHIO’s goal is to ensure that the right information is available at the right time and place for all patients across Colorado. CORHIO collaborates with and convenes stakeholders within and among communities and provides technical services where HIE capacity doesn’t exist today. For more information about CORHIO, please visit

About CO-REC:
CO-REC, led by CORHIO, is a collaborative effort among partners who are experienced in working directly with providers to facilitate health information exchange (HIE) and health information technology (HIT) adoption and improve quality. Partner organizations include: ClinicNET; Colorado Area Health Education Center (CO-AHEC); Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC); Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN); Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN); Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC); Colorado Hospital Association (CHA); Colorado Medical Society (CMS) and local medical societies; Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC); COPIC; the High Plains Research Network; Physician Health Partners (PHP); and Quality Health Network (QHN).

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