The Colorado Regional Extension Center, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), was formed under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program. It is part of a nationwide effort to provide physicians with the education and technical assistance needed for them to adopt health information technology (HIT) by implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems. Implementing EHR systems will allow physicians to better their practice and the care given to patients.
It is a challenging and long process for physicians to select a suitable EHR software for their practice because of the vast number of EHR vendors and the complexity of different types of software available to them. However, achieving meaningful use of EHR systems starts with the purchase of certified EHR software. Therefore, the Colorado Regional Extension Center was formed to help streamline the selection process and aid Colorado physicians in the EHR software implementation process. This Regional Extension Center is also supportive of the development and growth of Health Information Exchanges.
Some Regional Extension Centers offer a list of preferred EHR vendors, which are selected from a group of EMR (electronic medical record) companies that are dedicated to the health information technology mission. These preferred EHR vendors offer physicians more meaningful use of EHR software. Additionally, the EHR vendors can offer discounted prices and standardized terms and conditions to members of a Regional Extension Center to help these physicians quickly and smoothly adopt EHR software.
Colorado Regional Extension Center (CORHIO) EMR Incentives
The list below are preferred EHR vendors recommended by the Colorado Regional Extension Center:
- Allscripts – MyWay
- Allscripts – Enterprise
- Allscripts – Professional
- Aprima Medical Software
- Athena Health – Athena Clinicals
- Bizmatics – PrognoCIS
- eClinical Works
- GE Healthcare – Centricity EMR
- Greenway – Prime Suite
- Ingenix – (Now Optum)
- McKesson – Practice Partner
- Sage (Now Vitera Healthcare)
- MedPlus – Care360
- Henry Schein – MicroMD
- Office Ally – EHR 24/7
- Cure MD