Monthly Archives: October 2019

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


Change Agent Chat 22 – Quality Health Network & Community Resource Network



Quality Health Network (QHN) is Colorado’s health information exchange (HIE) on the Western Slope. When this Chat was recorded, they were preparing to launch the Community Resource Network (CRN), a care coordination and close-the-loop referral initiative, coupled with a social information exchange. CRN is designed to integrate interventions for individuals by allowing providers to work … Continue reading Change Agent Chat 22 – Quality Health Network & Community Resource Network