In this Healthcare Informatics podcast, Assistant Editor Rajiv Leventhal interviews Patrick Gordon, executive director of the Colorado Beacon Consortium (CBC) and associate vice president for community integration at Rocky Mountain Health Plan. Colorado Beacon is a not-for-profit collaborative of four healthcare organizations in western Colorado that came together in 2010. Colorado Beacon recently was a co-second place winner in HCI's IT Innovators Award Program.
The program recognizes healthcare leadership teams who have effectively employed information technology to make a difference in their organizations and in the industry at large. At CBC, the leaders of the program are doing is using the advanced HIE architecture of the Quality Health Network to deploy a state-of-the-art decision support tool called Archimedes IndiGO (from the San Francisco-based Archimedes) across multiple, independent primary care sites, operating on multiple, independent electronic health records (EHRs) throughout western Colorado, in order to perform data analytics across a base of more than 55,000 patients by the end of the first quarter of this year.