One of the challenges we have found in our health care system in Aurora is the lack of health care integration and care coordination in Aurora. This problem is not unique to our community; many communities in Colorado are struggling with good communication and information sharing between health care homes and specialty service providers. There is a lot of opportunity to use technology better and find easy ways for all health care sectors to work together.
Developing the technology infrastructure and community will to support health care management at the community level is a key part of developing a strong health care system in Aurora.
In recent months, our Support Exchange of Health Information Workgroup has been meeting with staff from the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORIHO), a statewide group working to facilitate health information exchange to improve care for all Coloradans.
Health information exchange is key to improving coordination of care and is a critical aspect to ensure the delivery of the right medical care at the right time in the right place in our community.