Change Agent Chat Episode 32 – Coalition for Sepsis Survival



The Coalition for Sepsis Survival (C4SS) is a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging early recognition and effective treatment of sepsis and decreasing mortality rates through partnerships focused on public awareness and support to hospitals. C4SS used CO APCD data to help increase the quality of inpatient care while lowering costs by investigating the correlation between … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 32 – Coalition for Sepsis Survival


Change Agent Chat Episode 31 – Aurora Health Access



Historically, those with more resources have better care, and therefore better health. Aurora Health Access is working to circumvent these factors and ensure that all members of the community have access to health care, regardless of economic standing. During this Chat, we learn what programs are in place to address population needs and the outcomes … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 31 – Aurora Health Access


Change Agent Chat Episode 30 – Project Angel Heart



Evidence indicates that malnutrition puts chronically ill patients at increased risk for complications and that improved nutrition can improve health outcomes. Yet, there is a lack of literature examining the impact of home-delivered meals on chronically-ill individuals. Project Angel Heart used CO APCD data to study the quantifiable impact that customized home-delivered meals have on … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 30 – Project Angel Heart


Change Agent Chat Episode 29 – Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment



As part of their participation in a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment was required to report upon the proportion of adults with diabetes who filled a diabetes prescription, and took their medications as prescribed. They enlisted researchers from the University of Colorado, … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 29 – Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment


Change Agent Chat Episode 28 – The Commonwealth Fund



Each year, the Commonwealth Fund releases Health System Scorecards for each state, providing performance benchmarks and improvement targets for communities, and the nation. During this Chat, we look at the 2018 Scorecards and learn how Colorado compares to other states and how can we improve. Host: Kristin Paulson, JD, MPH, CIVHC VP of Research and … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 28 – The Commonwealth Fund


Change Agent Chat Episode 27 – Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership



Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership (NCCHP) used CO APCD data to look at Emergency Department (ED) visits and potentially avoidable costs in northwest Colorado, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties. During this Chat, we learn about the challenges of their rural service area and what they discovered about ED utilization in these communities. … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 27 – Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership


Change Agent Chat Episode 26 – DispatchHealth



DispatchHealth works as an extension of primary, specialty, and home care by delivering simple to complex medical treatment in the convenience of the home. Using different mediums including a free mobile app, website, and telephone, patients, clinicians, and caregivers can request on-demand care. During this Chat, we learn about the challenges in setting up a … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 26 – DispatchHealth


Change Agent Chat Episode 25 – Brown University



A student at Brown University used CO APCD data to evaluate the effect of policies in the 2010 ACA on the stability of coverage among Medicaid beneficiaries in Colorado. During this Chat, we learn what she discovered about the impact of policies on coverage stability and how they could contribute to reductions in costs and … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 25 – Brown University


Change Agent Chat Episode 24 – University of Texas Health Science Center



Researchers from Rice University, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and RAND Corporation used CO APCD data to understand how hospitals are paid by commercial health plans, the different types of billing contracts negotiated, their prevalence, and how the terms of these contracts vary between markets. During this Chat, … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 24 – University of Texas Health Science Center


Change Agent Chat Episode 23 – University of Colorado Denver Department of Behavioral Sciences Department Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Study



A PhD student at UC Denver used CO APCD data to investigate whether a patient’s socio-economic status or health insurance plan affected their access to potentially life-saving, but expensive, genetic testing. This project combined CO APCD data and data from the Colorado Central Cancer Registry. During this Chat, we learn what the student discovered and … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 23 – University of Colorado Denver Department of Behavioral Sciences Department Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Study