Category Archives: CO APCD

Change Agent Chat Episode 34 – Melissa Memorial Hospital



Melissa Memorial Hospital used a CO APCD Outmigration Report to understand where patients were going for care and what services they were seeking. They then compared the data with the Community Health Needs Assessment and a market share study to determine how to expand their services. During this Chat, we learn what insights the report … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 34 – Melissa Memorial Hospital


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 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 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 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 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