Allyson Gottsman

Colorado Health Extension System Program Manager


Allyson, program manager for the Colorado Health Extension System, a collaborative of 20 practice transformation organizations, and an evolving workforce of regional health connectors has been in healthcare her entire career, coming from the administrative perspective of healthcare delivery. She began experimenting with practice facilitation in the early nineties with a focus on patient centeredness, patient education and customer service.  She expanded to clinical transformation in her role as executive vice president for HealthTeamWorks. Allyson was the original Colorado Director of the national Improving Performance in Practice program,(IPIP).The IPIP program was the foundation for the evolution of the HealthTeamWorks practice transformation services. Building on her experience in practice transformation and years of collaborative working relationships with healthcare leaders across Colorado she is now turning her attention to the creation of a statewide infrastructure to support and coordinate practice transformation and to connect primary care to local public health and community organizations to support the community based health improvement initiatives to address Quadruple Aim goals.