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Unformatted text preview: l. Valley View Hospital in Glenwood
Springs is also completing a 160,000-square-foot,
$29 million expansion featuring an updated cancer
center, as well as new emergency, radiology, and
family birthplace departments.
Colorado has been investing in health information technology (HIT) and health information
exchange (HIE) for more than seven years. This
includes significant external dollars brought to
Colorado from the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ) to demonstrate point-of-care
inquiry capabilities, the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) grant to expand broadband
capacity across the state, and foundation and
local funding to develop local health information
exchanges. In 2009, Governor Ritter designated the
Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) as the state-level entity for coordinating and facilitating adoption of HIT. CORHIO
is the entity to receive and invest more than $10
million in ARRA funds so that all Coloradans
benefit from HIT and HIE efforts. An early goal...
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