Change Agent Feature: Dartmouth

Urban-Rural Disparities in Health Care Quality for Children with Medical and Social Complexity In a study of hospitalizations at children’s hospitals, rural-residing children have a higher prevalence of complex chronic conditions, higher inpatient costs, risk of readmissions. In an effort to dig deeper, in 2018, Dr. JoAnna Leyenaar, MD, PhD, Read more…

Change Agent Feature: Doctors Care

Evaluating the Premium Sponsorship Program Colorado hit historic health insurance milestones in 2017, with over 5 million lives covered and a historically low uninsured rate of 6.5%.  Meanwhile, high premiums continued to be a consistent barrier to coverage, with nearly 350,000 Coloradans remaining uninsured. Help was coming. That same year, Read more…

Change Agent Feature: Health Data Compass

Completing the Record of Care Housed at the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Data Compass (HDC) is a data warehouse supporting a broad range of health care research. The warehouse integrates information from multiple sources including: University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Read more…

Change Agent Feature: 9Health

Economic Value of 9Health Screenings The 1970’s saw a number of technological and medical innovations (computer assisted tomography (CAT Scans), Chicken Pox vaccine, Rubella vaccine) taking place, yet like today, many Americans still lacked access to basic health care services. While traveling the country, physician John Brensike, observed many individuals Read more…