CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, has been awarded $1.7 million by the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Challenge Grant Program run by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). CORHIO was selected for innovation in the area of care improvement and cost reduction for patients transitioning between hospitals, long-term care facilities and other post-acute care providers.
Nearly one of every five patients discharged from hospitals in the United States is readmitted within 30 days, according to New England Journal of Medicine. Health information exchange (HIE) is a powerful tool for improving communication and coordination across care settings, which can improve quality of care and help reduce costs.
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