Better Information
Makes For Better
Care
Improving Care Through Shared Technology
Who We Are
QHN was created in 2004 to improve the health of people who live across western Colorado.

What We Do
We provide for the secure exchange of electronic health information when and where it’s needed.

QHN is a not-for-profit community partnership, established in 2004 to support the adoption of health information technology, provide health information exchange (HIE) services and promote innovative uses of electronic health information for improved healthcare outcomes. QHN’s uniquely connected technology allows its network to not just exchange information, but enhance care coordination, and support the data needs of high value applications to make the information meaningful for hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare organizations.

What's New


The new QHN platform solution benefits include:
  • Better technology, greater system flexibility and the ability to support QHN's long-term vision of delivering high value HIE solutions
  • Additional HIE functions and capabilities including alerts/notifications, CCD exchange, clinical messaging and Direct secure mail exchange with providers
  • Enhanced support for healthcare facilities and providers to meet Meaningful Use milestones and objectives
While the initial focus of the transition to the new QHN platform is to ensure that all current functionality is in place when launched, many new features and functions are planned as part of the new HIE solution. Some of this functionality is available immediately, such as QHN Direct, some will be rolled-out after the launch. Learn more about QHN's new platform.

QHN Direct Supports MU Stage 2

Current QHN subscribers may enroll immediately and use QHN's secure email service, QHN Direct. The new release, part of QHN's Health Information Service Provider (HISP) product set, is a key component of QHN's new Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform.

The need to rapidly deploy this key product was driven by customer feedback and the need to help subscribers achieve their Meaningful Use, Transitions in Care objectives for 2014. The release is part of QHN's commitment to efficiently and securely deliver information - when and where it is needed.

Secure provider-to-provider communication significantly impacts the quality of patient care. As a HISP organization, QHN provides security and transport services for directed provider-to-provider information exchange based on the Direct protocol. QHN Direct allows provider care team members to easily and securely send patient information-such as laboratory orders and results, patient referrals, care plans, social histories, discharge summaries, images, etc-directly to other healthcare professionals.
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