About QHN/CRN and the Area

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QHN’s headquarters is in Grand Junction, Colorado – a city in Mesa County located about halfway between Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT.  Mesa County (population of about 150,000) serves as the regional hub for the approximately 600,000 people who reside in the 40,000+ square mile area of western Colorado and eastern Utah.  The historic economic drivers of the region are largely from the agriculture, mineral extraction, healthcare, and tourism industries.  Well-known business and political leaders from around the world frequent nearby destinations such as Vail, Steamboat, Aspen, Telluride, and Moab.

Websites of interest to applicantsCEO Search Home Page | QHN Website | CRN Website | Visit Grand Junction | Grand Junction Economic Partnership Grand Junction Chamber | Colorado Mesa University | Mesa County School District 51

Under Dick Thompson’s leadership, with capital provided by area stakeholders, the care improvement organization established one of the nation’s first Health Information Exchanges as one of its foundational pillars and commenced live operations in October of 2005.  Sustainable cash flows from operations were achieved in late 2007.  QHN’s multi-vendor information infrastructures are used daily to improve care efficiencies and outcomes for 750,000+ patients served by the network’s participants.  100% of hospitals and more than 94% of area providers in 20+ counties actively participate in and financially sustain the network.

While QHN’s staff of 30+ is relatively small, its expertise and culture drive accomplishments regionally and nationally that set enviable standards of excellence.  As an example, QHN’s systems act as the western region hub for 17 other information exchanges as part of the national Patient Centered Data Home initiative which shares data to improve care for more than 250 million lives throughout the USA. 

True to its mission, in 2017 the organization expanded its approach to enhance whole-person care improvement initiatives which encompass medical, behavioral, as well as social/human services providers through Community Resource Network (CRN)

With award-winning software developed via a joint venture with a Silicon Valley organization, the organization’s whole person shared IT services platform now includes applications that support traditional health data exchange and analytics as well as applications that support better whole-person care coordination, referrals and e-Consults, care management, cross-sector risk stratification, and predictive modeling. 

Watch the videos below to learn a little more about QHN and CRN!