In 1996, the Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC) was launched to address the multiple and often conflicting clinical guidelines issued by health plans, medical societies, and government and private agencies in order to develop consensus to support one guideline per condition.
However, recognizing that knowledge is only as good as the systems we use to put it into action, CCGC knew that the focus must move beyond guidelines to include transforming healthcare delivery through systems and processes. As a result, CCGC's mission, vision, organizational structure, and business model shifted. Ultimately, this led to the transition in name from CCGC to HealthTeamWorks in 2011. Since then, HealthTeamWorks has been working with stakeholders across the healthcare industry to collaboratively transform healthcare through performance improvement, organization development, and training, with the goal of fostering value-based, culturally responsive, and high-quality care.
Fast-forward to 2020, and our team at HealthTeamWorks has launched an updated strategic plan, informed by what we aspire to for our world, individual healthcare, the workforce, and clinical, public health, and community organizations. We wanted to set our intentions and dedication on a vision of Health, Equity, and Resilience achieved by focusing both within and outside of practice walls. While we continue to focus on the achievement of practice transformation, we have expanded our work to include bridging clinical, public health, and community-based systems as well as actively partnering with grassroots and grasstops organizations to address gaps in health and healthcare transformation drivers.