Innovation to improve patient care is happening across the western slope of Colorado. Throughout our area, there are many examples of people coming together with a common vision of improving patient care and lowering healthcare costs. Locally, Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) is leading the way with an innovative approach to improve communication among providers, for patients with complex, diverse needs who interact with multiple community organizations and services.
In late March, RMHP in collaboration with QHN and various community partners launched a care coordination pilot utilizing a web-based tool. This tool unites the multiplex of care team members in active patient management across the continuum of care.
Alerts From the HIE Support Immediate, Improved Communication
Improving communication among the community partners involved in a patient's care is one of the primary goals of the pilot. "To be able to identify the care team across the medical neighborhood and facilitate communication between all those players, will hopefully reduce the duplication of efforts," said Lori Stephenson, Director Clinical Program Development & Evaluation, RMHP. "It's early in the pilot, but the feedback is good and the participants feel that it has given them more immediate information on patients that are in a transition of care and they are receiving the information in way that is more actionable."