Category Archives: Chat

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


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


Change Agent Chat Episode 21 – Colorado School of Public Health Congenital Heart Disease Surveillance



The Colorado School of Public Health assembled a team of epidemiologists, health informatics, adolescent and adult congenital heart disease cardiologists to develop a state-wide population-based surveillance system of individuals living with congenital heart defects in Colorado. This team is using CO APCD data to estimate the burden of CHD among adolescents and adults in Colorado, … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 21 – Colorado School of Public Health Congenital Heart Disease Surveillance


Change Agent Chat Episode 20 – Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association



The Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (CO APTA) used CO APCD data to investigate what percentage physical rehabilitation services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Chiropractic) make up of total health care expenditures in Colorado. During this Chat, we learn how what portion of health care costs came from physical therapy services during … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 20 – Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association