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 […]

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 […]

Why a Community Collaboration Will Change Lives: Sarah’s Struggle

Hungry, desperate, and facing eviction, single mom Sarah can drive to the Hilltop Resource Center where they will refer her to the Grand Junction Housing Authority for help with a roof over her family’s heads, and they can direct her to the food bank to supplement the month’s grocery budget. But her doctor, who she […]

Community Resource Network Wins Second Place in National Health and Well-being Innovation Challenge

Western Colorado’s Community Resource Network Wins Second Place in National Health and Well-being Innovation Challenge New Addition to Award-Winning Quality Health Network’s Information Exchange Platform Fills the Gaps in Care ((Grand Junction, Colorado)) – Today, Quality Health Network (QHN), based in Grand Junction, Colo., announced its Community Resource Network (CRN) won national second place in […]

INTEROPERABILITY KEY TO EHR USER SATISFACTION

The interoperability of electronic health records (EHR) is consistently one of the key factors noted in EHR provider satisfaction surveys. EHR interoperability improves workflow and allows for the consistent, accurate transfer of data among disparate EHR systems creating an environment that improves the delivery and continuity of healthcare.  The focus on interoperability continues to move […]

SINGLE SIGN-ON: TRANSFORMS HIE USAGE

The investments made in health information technology and functionality that improves providers’ ease of access is reaping significant dividends. Quality Health Network (QHN) recently had the opportunity to ask local providers about their experience with single sign-on (SSO) and how it changes their utilization and access to information in QHN’s health information exchange (HIE). “SSO […]

HIE Interoperability “Magic” Improves Provider Efficiency, Saves Time and Money

The Evolution of Health IT Utilization  As the adoption of health IT progresses and matures, and interoperability becomes more robust, the utilization by providers of Health Information Exchange (HIE) continues to evolve and transform itself.  In practices/organizations with robust bidirectional interfaces the integration of the HIE becomes almost seamless. Many providers no longer login to […]