Thanks @Kennedy4CO for your collaboration on HB-19-1001. Colorado hospitals are ready to do our part both in improving financial transparency and in reducing health care costs. We appreciate your leadership
"Hospitals are willing to provide proactive solutions, and we look forward to working with the Administration on this important work. The potential and opportunity for this Office’s efforts are significant and could make a great difference for Coloradans." https://t.co/wfxdw7jaVg
Asked about Governor Polis creating the state Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, CHA said: "The Association applauds Governor Polis and Lieutenant Governor Primavera’s commitment to addressing the health care cost crisis...
We are so proud to partner with @corxconsortium and @CoMedSoc to launch CO's CURE to develop the nation’s first comprehensive, multispecialty medical guidelines for limiting opioid use and increasing the use of alternatives to opioids: https://t.co/hJJGcglBz1.
With the help of the IT MATTTRs initaitve, Colorado jumped from 40th to 8th in the nation for the number of providers able to prescribe MAT, according to Kyle Knierim and Linda Zittleman. #OpioidSafetyCO @uchealth
The Colorado Hospital Substance Exposed Newborns (CHoSEN) Collaborative is doing incredible work to improve treatment for substance exposed newborns and their mothers. Dr. Danielle Smith dug into some of the results the collaborative has seen. #OpioidSafetyCO @ChildrensColo
Lisa Gawenus and Judy Shlay dove into the details of how Denver Health is expanding access to MAT through a hub-and-spoke model, which includes treatment for inmates, education and a center for addiction medicine. #OpioidSafetyCO @DenverHealthMed @DenPublicHealth
Did you know that patients with opioid use disorder cost the health care system more than patients who don’t? That’s only one of the reasons our work to reduce opioid use is so important #OpioidSafetyCO #copolitics #coleg
The Colorado ALTO Project not only had incredible preliminary results but has shown a sustained reduction in opioid administrations and an increase in alternatives to opioids. Learn more at https://t.co/N4NzNuY2VK
Alternative to opioids are beginning to move into different areas of the hospital. Kathryn Podorsek and Christopher Lowe discussed how @CRHospital is utilizing alternatives in the Women's Services department. #OpioidSafetyCO
Dr. Brent Van Dorsten challenged the providers in the audience to dig into what behavioral health treatment opportunities may be available for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. #OpioidSafetyCO
Real problems need real solutions. Hospitals working together to solve
Colorado’s opioid crisis is a real solution.
Improving patient care and lower costs by decreasing opioid use is a big
win. ##opioidsafetyco #copolitics #coleg
Trampas Hutches, CEO of @MelissaMemorial, shared the incredible story of how the hospital and primary care providers of Holyoke, CO transitioned 72% of their opioid-dependent patient population to alternative therapies in just six months. #OpioidSafetyCO
"He didn't need someone to come in and be some champion of addiction. He just needed someone to come in and treat him like a person," @cristenbates, sharing about her brother's battle with #addiction and #stigma in the hospital. @CO_CDHS #OpioidSafetyCO
New "Health Costs and Hospitals: Drivers and Opportunities" report offers a look at some drivers of health care costs in CO. CO hospitals look forward to being part of the solution of improving health care affordability, including opportunities here. https://t.co/tsoq2R4hnp