CORHIO (the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization) has announced that it has launched a new technology innovation that will make healthcare data even more portable in Colorado, US.
The company said that a proof of concept is underway that utilises Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to provide user-configurable access to retrieve and view the patient data contained in the CORHIO health information exchange.
CORHIO said that with funding from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, it has developed the architecture to use FHIR to greatly enhance clinical data access in a secure environment and position the health information exchange for advanced future applications.
“Starting next month, CORHIO will add FHIR-based API access to the CORHIO environment,” said Morgan Honea, CORHIO CEO. “This enables access to one of the largest healthcare data environments in the US. Our first use case is based on consumer-driven consent which will begin to bridge the divide between the clinical data ecosystem and the consumer-facing application domain.”
CORHIO believes the use of this new technology correlates with the organisation’s dedication to improving health outcomes as without access to all the information available on a patient, including medications, test results and recent hospitalisations or emergency room visits, providers cannot make the best, most informed decisions for the patient.
It hopes the enhanced FHIR functionality will enable more advanced population health management to support value-based healthcare in Colorado.