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January 2017 Issue

Clinically Speaking Archive

    Highlighting the important work of the faculty in the University of Colorado School of Medicine to improve care delivery, clinical quality and patient safety.

Bettina Cuneo MD Jan 2016​​​​​​​​​​


Multidisciplinary Teamwork Streamlines Care​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​​​ ​​​​

A multidisciplinary project team works together to create an algorithm outlining each department's role when treating anterior mediastinal masses. This allows appropriate therapy to start sooner - what used to take 48 hours now takes approximately 15 hours. 

Ambulatory Clinics On Time Starts​​​​​​​​​​


Mending a Fractured System​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​

The first step toward better care for patients with hip fractures required a multidisciplinary approach to produce process flow maps of the current system. From there, a team went to work to streamline and simplify the process. 

Glucose Mgmt Team​​​​​​​​


Patient-Centered Radiology​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​

Over the last year, the radiology department at UCH has developed three safety initiatives that show they have earned their place as one of the top radiology centers in the country.



Modeling​ Ex​​​​cellence​​​​​​​​​​​

All of us aspire to provide the best experience for our patients. This issue features: Jenny Soep, MD and William Jones, MD.  



Bits &​ Pi​​e​ces​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

School of Medicine Community Newsroom​​; Excellence in Communication Quick Facts​; Kudos to AF Williams​ Family Medicine Center; Welcome Dr. Holguin, Top Asthma Expert​Congrats​ to CHCO Prov​id​ers​​​ of the month​; Better Prostate Cancer Prediction Tool​​; CU Study: Vitamin D Immune Booster​; Division of Gastroenterolgy & Hepatology​ Video; and ​m​​ore​​​​​