Military Health System Joins Colorado HIE

Providers in the Defense Health Agency's newly established Colorado Springs Military Health System have joined the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization to better facilitate the exchange of patient information between military and civilian providers.

Now, Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, Colo., and the medical clinics at the United States Air Force Academy and several bases in the state will be able to exchange patient records with CORHIO. The health information exchange currently connects all of the state's hospitals with 100 beds or more, all of the state's largest medical laboratories and hundreds of office-based physicians.

"This partnership will improve care quality and coordination while reducing costs in the TRICARE provider network," said Col. Timothy D. Ballard, director of the Colorado Springs Military Health System, in a news release. "It will reduce redundant diagnostic exams and labs, eliminate barriers to care for community referrals, reduce the workload on records sections in tracking referral reports and provide us near real-time visibility of beneficiaries using civilian facilities."

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