DENVER, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Images, its sister center Colorado Springs Imaging, and CORHIO announced today a ground-breaking partnership that will enable more efficient healthcare services for patients across the Front Range. Health Images is now sending radiology results, including MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, Ultrasounds, and other diagnostic imaging tests performed at their 12 locations, into the secure CORHIO health information exchange (HIE) network for authorized caregivers to access. This marks the first imaging center connection to the CORHIO HIE.
Now that the connection to the CORHIO HIE is complete, Health Images radiology reports are immediately available to Colorado providers through CORHIO's PatientCare 360® portal, which is often used by emergency room physicians and office-based providers and helps to reduce avoidable repeat testing. Upon request to CORHIO, authorized network participants can have the radiology reports delivered seamlessly into the appropriate providers' electronic health record (EHR) system, facilitating faster clinical decision-making and less waiting time for patients. Health images serves more than 150,000 patients annually.
"We are proud to be partnered with CORHIO and offer this HIE technology to the physicians across the Colorado area," said Shelley McLeod, VP of Operations for Health Images. "We are continually looking at ways to offer an extension of our unmistakable quality and spectacular service. Patients will have the comfort of knowing that their accurate health information is shared among physicians which raises the bar for level of treatment. Ultimately patient care is priority for us all and we are excited to embark on this journey with CORHIO."
"We are thrilled to have Health Images connected to the HIE," said Morgan Honea, CORHIO CEO. "Several recent studies have shown that health information exchanges help reduce unnecessary, repetitive imaging tests. With Health Images' 12 locations connecting to the HIE, I expect that patients and health insurers will further benefit from our services through reduced costs, time savings and enhanced patient care."
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 Heath Images has "raised the bar" of service and quality. We are privately 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 54 hospitals and more than 4,000 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.
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