Clinically Speaking

Fall 2018

Highlighting the important work of the faculty in the University of Colorado School of Medicine to improve care delivery, clinical quality and patient safety.

Dec-2018It’s not easy sitting back and watching a child sick with bronchiolitis and not intervening. Nor is it easy working with families and refugees who have experienced significant trauma and knowing the system itself can impede healing. But hard work is exactly what our clinicians do, every - single - day. In this issue we share the stories of pediatrician Amy Tyler and psychiatrist Daniel Savin and how their hard work has added up to better outcomes for patients. And, the Project Core team is sharing its initial results. Our primary care lead and specialists from Rheumatology and Endocrinology have dug deep into the experience of patient referrals. In the process, they’ve improved patient experience and helped facilitate better relationships between providers. We hope you enjoy reading about your colleagues, and we look forward to hearing how your department is improving clinical care.
Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affair

Untitled-1Health Without Borders​​

Children's Hospital Colorado's telehealth program has extended the reach of 25 health departments, putting them on track to reach more than 3,000 patients in 2018, over a seven-state region.


Untitled-2Fighting the Opioid Epidemic​

To help break the addiction cycle, the emergency department at University of Colorado Hospital has begun a new pilot project to treat patients presenting with Opioid Use Disorder.


Untitled-3Staying SANE: Forensic Nursing Team Helping Victims​​​

Every 98 seconds, someone in the US experiences sexual assault. Yet gathering evidence can be tricky. Providers at UCH want this to change and are working hard to both support these victims and provide an environment where DNA samples are uncompromised.  

Untitled-4Bits & Pieces

Cancer Rebel Leaves Terminal Diagnosis​ in his Rearview Mirror; Researchers Help Identify Factors​ Tied to a Greater Risk of Developing Advanced Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis Patients; Researchers Make Breakthrough Finding​ in Pulmonary Fibrosis.  

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