How Health Information Exchange (HIE) can improve mental healthcare in prison

Healthcare IT News

How an inmate in Colorado receives mental health treatment while in custody directly affects both the quality and the cost of their care on release. In Colorado recent legislation spurred a pilot connecting county hospitals and jails via HIE. These networks enable a more seamless transition of care between outside and correctional medical care, say Kate Horle, Chief Operations Officer at CORHIO, and Danielle Culp, Health IT Exchange Coordinator with the Office of Behavioral Health.