Colorado ALTO Project
As of 2021, the Colorado ALTO Project has concluded. CHA has now transitioned its ED ALTO work to support members with the ED ALTO measure under the Hospital Transformation Program (HTP).
In 2017, CHA and its partners developed the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a study that was conducted in 10 hospital emergency departments (EDs) over a six-month span with a goal of reducing the administration of opioids in those EDs by 15 percent. The cohort of 10 participating sites achieved an average 36 percent reduction in the administration of opioids during those six months, as well as a 31.4 percent increase in the administration of alternatives to opioids (ALTOs).