Do you know a provider, practice, or other healthcare organization that is not currently a QHN participant but would benefit from using our services? We are looking to further expand our current network of 285 participating organizations and almost 3,200 HIE users. 

Your referral assists us in connecting healthcare organizations across the western Colorado regional medical trade area to the health information exchange (HIE), increasing the number of patient records and results that can be exchanged to support improved patient care. QHN is interested in exploring connectivity with all types of healthcare organizations, including:
  • Single/multi provider practices
  • Long-term care and assisted living facilities
  • Behavioral Health providers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Urgent Care and Afterhours providers
  • And others... 

Just for making a referral, you will be entered to win a very nice gift basket! Send a referral below, or contact your QHN Clinical Account Manager. 

What's Coming in 2015...
Exciting New Services Coming in 2015...
The new QHN system has many exciting new features and Users will continue to see platform enhancements
released throughout 2015 adding functionality and further refining the system to meet QHN participant's needs. This process requires the support of our Users to give us input and their valuable time to help us test and improve new functionality. We currently have 27 enhancements and upgrades in the work queue. This list is dynamic with new enhancement requests continually being evaluated.


In late summer or fall of 2015, the QHN platform will be upgraded to version 3.0. This release will be significant and address many of our Users requests for changes, upgrades and enhancements. We appreciate our Users persistence and feedback, and as with the previous QHN system which went through 10 years of iterations, this system will continue to evolve.  


A pilot program has been initiated to explore cross-continuum care-team management using QHN's newly acquired Advisory Board's care management tool, Crimson Care Management (CCM). This pilot engages primary care, long-term care, home health, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and RMHP to enable the team to identify and coordinate care for targeted patient populations and to focus on a patient-specific care plan.   


QHN is in the process of Image Enabling Results Delivery (IERD), which will allow images to be viewed via link type functionality directly from reports. The pilot of this program is with Aspen Valley Hospital. Once a successful pilot is completed, QHN will begin to expand this feature to other QHN participants. IERD allows the image to be viewed from the report with QHN Results, and also from many provider EHR systems depending upon their capability. 


If you are receiving radiology reports via results delivery at this time and are interested in this coming enhancement, please contact your Clinical Account Manager. Please see the EHR Connectivity Matrix section on the QHN website to confirm that your EHR vendor is working with QHN.

Colorado Awarded SIM Model Test Award Round Two

Colorado is one of eleven states awarded a Model Test Award in Round Two of State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative. Over the next 48 months, Colorado will receive up to $65 million to implement and test its State Health Care Innovation Plan.


The State Innovation Models Initiative Model Test Awards will provide financial and technical support over a four-year period for states to test and evaluate multi-payer health system transformation models. States must produce and implement a detailed and fully developed proposal capable of creating state-wide health transformation for the majority of care within the state.


Colorado's plan, entitled "The Colorado Framework," creates a system of clinic-based and public health supports to spur innovation. The state will improve the health of Coloradans by: (1) providing access to integrated primary care and behavioral health services in coordinated community systems; (2) applying value-based payment structures; (3) expanding information technology efforts, including telehealth; and (4) finalizing a statewide plan to improve population health. Funding will assist Colorado in integrating physical and behavioral health care in more than 400 primary care practices and community mental health centers comprised of approximately 1,600 primary care providers. In addition, the state will work to establish a partnership between their public health, behavioral health and primary care sectors.


Both HIE's in the state, QHN and CORHIO, played a central role the SIM grant development and will be an integral part of the practice transformation activity to support the State Health Care Innovation Plan. Learn more about the Round Two Awards and the SIM Initiative. 

Hot Topics Conference Call
Date: January 21, 2015

Topic: Image Enabling Results Delivery (IERD) Demo

Presenter: Ken Rosenfeld, eHealth Technologies, President & CEO


Eligible Hospitals Must Attest By 12/31 to Receive 2014 Incentive 

Medicare EHs/CAHs must successfully attest by 11:59 p.m. ET, 12/31, to receive an incentive payment for 2014 participation. The attest use the Registration and Attestation System


Attestation Tips:

  • Log on during non-peak hours, such as evenings and weekends
  • Log on now and ensure that your information is up to date and begin entering your 2014 data  
  • Call the CMS EHR Incentive Program Help Desk (1-888-734-6433) if you experience problems

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