Interview with a CRN Community Champion

Leslie Sparks joined the Community Resource Network (CRN) team recently and we sat down to talk about what she is doing in the Delta area to connect people to CRN. Building the collaborative infrastructure for CRN seems challenging. What will you consider a “win” at the end of the day? At the end of the day […]

Dr. Joe: Medical expert on county’s pandemic response

Recently, our board vice-chair, Dr. Joe Adranga, was named “Citizen of the Year.” Read the full story below BY ANNA LYNN WINFREY Dr. Joseph Adragna was 5 years old when he decided that he wanted to be a doctor. His mother was in the hospital with breast cancer and he quickly grew to respect the […]

We’ve Got You Covered: New Link Between QHN and UHIN!

Western Colorado’s Quality Health Network (QHN) and the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) are pleased to announce that we have now linked our two health information exchanges more tightly together to improve patient outcomes, improve efficiencies, and help reduce costs.  The coverage areas of the two organizations include many parts of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, […]

Great News! An Update On Data Received From Area Jails

QHN participants can now receive ADTs and CCDs from the health staff supporting Pitkin and Montrose jails to help you better care for your patients. This is in addition to Mesa County jail, where health staff supporting the jail has been sending crucial data to QHN since 2019. Health staff in the criminal justice system often […]

Winner of the 2021 QHN User Survey!

Congratulations to Rebecka Parry at Family Physicians of Western Colorado for winning a brand new iPad after taking our 2021 User Survey! We put all 465 names in to a wheel spinner and picked the winner at a QHN staff meeting.  On behalf of everyone here at QHN, we want to say a big thank […]

QHN Honored as A Statewide Champion in Quality Improvement

Western Colorado’s response to address high-priority health issues during COVID-19 and beyond has demonstrated a high level of commitment towards the overall health of our community. The pandemic has not only highlighted the importance of community members working together, but also how collaboration can drive community-centered health outcome improvement. Telligen QI Connect, a national Health […]

Meet the CRN Team

CRN is an award-winning, team-based service coordination platform that integrates with our local Health Information Exchange, QHN, to boost community-wide health. It makes integration of Social Determinants of Health data not only possible- but simple, visual, and powerful. Let’s meet the team that is working hard to bring CRN to all communities in western CO- […]

Are You Living in Time Poverty?

“We helped a struggling family get access to housing in one-third of the time it normally takes to place someone.” That’s the success Loren Couch, a case manager at Homeward Bound, recently reported. Loren went on to say, “CRN’s simple electronic referral system not only saves our case managers time and effort but also helped […]

Built For You: 6 ways CRN is built to be different.

When it comes to care coordination tools, there are several options on the market, but we feel strongly that none of them come close to offering the extent of solutions you’ll find in CRN. Here are 6 things that set us apart. 1. Comprehensive Resource Directory. CRN Network Partners determine what information and instructions are […]

Screening and SDoH Solutions for a Healthier Community

For the past decade, our health system has taken bold steps toward whole-person health through the integration of behavioral health care. The next frontier is social health integration, and we’ve made exciting progress on that front starting with social needs screening and now progressing that vision with the Community Resource Network (CRN). The Centers for […]