Western Colorado has been an innovative region for many years, participating in various health care pilots and initiatives, but tracking an overall strategy that accounts for every member of our community. As new ways to pay for health care and innovative models to deliver care advance, we recognize that diverse entities are on a journey to reach the same goals. We are working to create a roadmap so that all organizations in the community can travel more closely together. We believe that no single organization can achieve broad-based transformation on its own. We invite stakeholders in the transformation – local, statewide and national – to partner with us as we move toward a more accountable health care community.
Our vision is to create an accountable community that empowers patients to take charge of their health. Health information technology, value-based payment models and improved coordination among multiple health, human services and provider organizations are all essential aspects of our strategy. Western Colorado leaders within our regional oversight structure have adopted the following core principles to guide our work: