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 […]

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 Janet Rowland!

Janet Rowland | Mesa County Commissioner Please meet Janet Rowland, the newest addition to the QHN Board of Directors! Janet is a Mesa County Commissioner from District 3. To the QHN board, Janet will bring a wealth of experience in building community partnerships to solve problems along with 26 years in the human services field, […]

Meet Dr. Lisa Latts!

Lisa Latts | Chief Medical Officer, RMHP Please welcome Lisa Latts to the QHN Board of Directors! To our Board, Lisa will bring varying perspectives based on her unique experiences in many different sectors of the health care system. She has been a practicing provider, worked for a health plan, as an employer, for health […]

Good News! We just made COVID-19 test results a lot easier to communicate in western CO

Mako, the lab performing COVID-19 testing at the Mesa County Fairgrounds community sampling site is now LIVE in QHN! This data connection is critical to getting individual COVID-19 lab results directly to healthcare providers. Before this connection, the patient shouldered the burden of delivering their results to their provider.   QHN does the hard stuff […]

Meet Dr. Michael Pramenko!

Please meet Dr. Michael Pramenko, the latest addition to our QHN board of directors! Mike has flourished as a well-known healthcare leader and Primary Care Physician in Grand Junction since 1998. To the QHN board, Michael brings vast experience in health care delivery and policy. A 26-year resident of Mesa County, he’s excited to join […]

Interoperability groups are evolving, expanding during COVID-19

From Healthcare IT NewsBy Mike MiliardJune 15, 2020   Leaders from CommonWell Health Alliance, DirectTrust and Quality Health Network offered updates on their pandemic response during a recent HIMSS20 Digital event. As it has in so many other areas of the U.S. healthcare system, the coronavirus crisis has highlighted some fundamental challenges with regard to interoperability, […]