Colorado's 2021 Health Information Technology Roadmap
Colorado is refreshing its state Health Information Technology (IT) Roadmap under the direction of the eHealth Commission and the Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI), in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute, and your input is needed. The 2021 Roadmap will chart a path for harnessing and expanding the digital tools and services needed to advance affordability, access, and equity in health care. It will identify policies, funding strategies, and technology services that Colorado can implement over the next five years to meet the state’s most significant health IT needs and priorities.
This is an opportunity to advance the State’s BOLD priorities and to align and collaborate with communities, patients and consumers, state agencies, and partners across Colorado to develop strategies to improve and strengthen our health and equity efforts supported by a coordinated health IT ecosystem over the next 3-5 years.
Under the leadership and guidance of the eHealth Commission, the Office of eHealth Innovation and the Colorado Health Institute have engaged with public and private partners from June 2021 to September 2021 to assess current and future needs in policy, funding, and technology, and solicit feedback on strategies for sustaining these efforts in the future. Activities included more than 50 stakeholder meetings; virtual regional learning collaborative telemedicine meetings; community meetings in Haxtun and Trinidad; two virtual listening sessions open to the public; an online survey; and the Annual Innovation Summit in September 2021. Review the Final Roadmap Draft-pending eHealth Commission Review/Approval.
For more information on the roadmap refresh, check out this one pager.
Applications Open for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB)
Applications opened for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) on May 12th! The EBB Program was created to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows eligible households to receive a discount from their providers on broadband Internet services and associated equipment rentals of up to $50 per month, or for eligible households on tribal lands, up to $75 per month. For information about how to apply, call 833-511-0311 or visit getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply
Fill out your application today using the forms below:
The next eHealth Commission Meeting is Wednesday, November 10th 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Web Conference Only
Please join us for our November eHealth Commission Meeting. Materials will be posted below as they are available. Until then, please review our October meeting materials below:
- October 2021 eHealth Commission Agenda
- October 2021 eHealth Commission Meeting Slides
- Final Roadmap Draft-pending eHealth Commission Review/Approval
- eHealth Commission Workgroup Highlights + Decision Items October 2021
- October Meeting Youtube Live Stream
Public Comment: Please use this form to provide any public comment for consideration during the upcoming eHealth Commission meeting. Please submit all comments 24-hours prior to the upcoming meeting on November 10th.
Click here to sign up for communications on upcoming meetings.
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: This meeting will be web-conference only and 2 hours.
We also have a new conference line for the meeting as this meeting will now be in webinar format.
Please either use the web-line or dial-into the new number US +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 838 7864 3457 Passcode: 541571
✆ iPhone one-tap: US: +12532158782,,83878643457#,,,,,,0#,,541571# or +13462487799,,83878643457#,,,,,,0#,,541571#
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83878643457
Zoom Passcode: 33W1fQ
This meeting has a capacity of 100 participants. If you are unable to join, please tune into the livestream on Youtube HERE.
To learn more about past eHealth Commission Meetings, and to access previous minutes, agendas, and presentations, please visit our eHealth Commission page.
Lead Colorado's Health IT Strategy - Join the eHealth Commission
Colorado's eHealth Commission is accepting applications! Please apply if you are interested in serving on the Commission. You can complete the application by following the instructions on this page.
To learn more about the eHealth Commission, our members, and what we do, please visit our eHealth Commission page.
Public OeHI & eHealth Commission Calendar
Colorado Vaccination Resources
- https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine: Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination website that provides information on how/where you can get a vaccine; background information on the vaccines; and vaccine FAQs
- Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages.
- To opt-in to receive the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, people can text “vaccine” for English or “vacuna” for Spanish to 1-855-355-4566.
- Para optar por recibir la información más reciente sobre la vacuna COVID-19, las personas pueden enviar un mensaje de texto con “vacuna” en español al 1-855-355-4566.
- Power the Comeback, an integrated marketing campaign to inform and educate Coloradans about the various COVID-19 vaccines has a social media toolkit including graphics and sample posts to encourage our communities to get vaccinated.
Colorado’s Health IT Roadmap is the result of an extensive and ongoing collaborative effort led by the Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) and steered by the eHealth Commission. Developed with input from over 1000 stakeholders from many Colorado communities, the Roadmap was recently approved by the Governor's Office and by the eHealth Commission for implementation. To view Colorado's Health IT Roadmap, click here. To reserve a copy of Colorado's Health IT Roadmap click here. Implementation planning is under way for many of the Roadmap's key initiatives. Every month at the eHealth Commission Meetings, OeHI is spotlighting several initiatives and corresponding efforts. Interested in getting involved in Colorado's Health IT Roadmap efforts? Sign up for the Office of eHealth Innovation newsletter or contact Carrie Paykoc, Director of OeHI, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) and eHealth Commission have updated Colorado's Health IT Roadmap. Click here to check out the latest version.
Additional OeHI Resources
OeHI recently initiated the effort to map the infrastructure of the various health IT systems in the state and the relationships to each other. The latest version of the map is available here. Please note that this is an ongoing effort with continual revisioning.
Check out our ongoing eHealth commission workgroups, learn about each group and find out the next workgroup meeting.
To learn more about OeHI's efforts and receive our quarterly newsletter, please click here.