Highlighting the important work of the faculty in the University of Colorado School of Medicine to improve care delivery, clinical quality and patient safety.
Innovation, compassion, sensitivity: A powerful combination which can lead to new designs in patient care. In this issue we highlight how our colleagues have raised the bar of patient care, by providing unique solutions for their specific patient populations. Dr. Christina Olson and her team continue exploring opportunities to expand the telehealth program at Children's Hospital. Dr. Roberta Capp and her team have designed a new pilot program after studying evidence that showed when patients with Opioid Use Disorder are started on medication the moment they ask for help, they are much more likely to be successful. And finally, learn how UCH's Sarah Selby and Christine Foote-Lucero and their highly trained team provide a critical community service for survivors of sexual violence and trafficking. We hope you enjoy reading about your colleagues, and we look forward to hearing how your department is improving clinical care.
Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Children's Hospital Colorado's telehealth program has extended the reach of 25 health departments, putting them on track to reach more than 3,000 patients in 2018, over a seven-state region.
To help break the addiction cycle, the emergency department at University of Colorado Hospital has begun a new pilot project to treat patients presenting with Opioid Use Disorder.
Every 98 seconds, someone in the US experiences sexual assault. Yet gathering evidence can be tricky. Providers at UCH want this to change and are working hard to both support these victims and provide an environment where DNA samples are uncompromised.