Let's Talk is a community forum series that tackles topics related to care transitions. Each quarter HTC hosts a meeting with one or two experts who provide background on the topic and an example of innovations. At least half of each Let's Talk session is devoted to public discussion.
Let's Talk Medication featured:
Amy Panza, Pharm.D, Co-Owner of Tribus Transitions, spoke about her experience as a pharmacist working with patients as they transition across care settings and the role of medication management in safe transitions.
Rick May,MD, Chief Medical Officer for RxAssurance - OpiSafe. Dr. May discussed the risks associated with opioids in care transitions.
Kate Horle, MPA, Chief Operations Officer for Colorado Regional Health Information Organization described CORHIO's current work to integrate the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program with the PatientCare360 web portal to improve timely access to the PDMP.
Let's Talk Behavioral Health featured Paul Baranek, Education Coordinator for Beacon Health Options and Toria Thompson, Behavioral Health Information Exchange Coordinator for CORHIO. Paul discussed the functions of a behavioral health organization and how to access (or refer to) behavioral health services through Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid program. Toria provided an overview of CORHIO's upcoming pilot testing HIE exchange of behavioral health data.