Project Broadband Grant Request for Applications Extended Until June 27th!
Colorado Broadband Office and OeHI have released a grant to increase access to broadband services for providers, non-profits, correctional facilities and county jails, and other health care providers who lack quality internet access and devices for the delivery of telehealth visits. Awardees can use the funds to meet the telehealth delivery needs of its patients, providers, and other staff. The grant is open for applications starting April 22nd and closes June 27th.
For instructions on how to apply, click HERE!
For more information on applying, please check out the ColoradoVSS website (click the Public Access button on the left, and type HB21-1289 Project Broadband Grant into the keyword search). Check out page 10 of the RFA for submission instructions.
Colorado's 2021 Health Information Technology Roadmap
The Office of eHealth Innovation and eHealth Commission, in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute, released the 2021 Colorado Health Information Technology (IT) Roadmap on November 29th. The 2021 Roadmap was approved by the Offices of the Governor and Lt. Governor, as well as the eHealth Commission, and will serve as Colorado’s North Star- Health IT strategy, charting a path for harnessing and expanding the digital tools and services needed to advance affordability, access, and equity in health care. The Roadmap details various strategies and recommendations for policies, technology services, and funding needed to accomplish these goals by 2024.
Thank you to all participating stakeholders, Commissioners, and public and private partners for your ongoing insight and input throughout this process. Your engagement was imperative in assessing current and future needs in policy, funding, and technology, and we appreciate your ample feedback on strategies for sustaining these efforts in the future. Community engagement 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. We look forward to working with all of you to accomplish these BOLD goals.
eHealth Commission Monthly Meeting
July 13th, 12:00PM - 2:00PM Web Conference Only
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 June 8th.
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Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 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: +16699006833,,86305027711# or +12532158782,,86305027711#
Webinar ID: 843 6179 7953 Passcode: ehealth
✆ iPhone one-tap: US: +13462487799,,84361797953# or +16699006833,,84361797953#
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84361797953?pwd=TjZXaEVZV3h6QnVBMHR3ZFlBb3daUT09
Zoom Passcode: ehealth
This meeting has a capacity of 500 participants.
To learn more about past eHealth Commission Meetings, and to access previous minutes, agendas, and presentations, please visit our eHealth Commission page.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 21, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or One tap mobile :
US: +16699006833,,84420410380# or +12532158782,,84420410380#
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 844 2041 0380
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kepG7YqChj
2022 Colorado Health Innovation Summit
Hosted annually by Prime Health, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI), the 9th annual Colorado Health Innovation Summit is Thursday, July 21st & Friday, July 22nd in Denver, CO. The Colorado Health Innovation Summit is the largest health innovation gathering in the Mountain West.
Key players in Colorado’s health innovation ecosystem and from around the nation--policymakers, healthcare delivery systems, payers, providers, entrepreneurs, and investors- gather to consider how innovation and collaboration can reshape how care is delivered.
Friends and colleagues recharge, reconnect and discuss the inspiring work happening in the healthcare community. Panels and presentations touch on issues like access to care, care coordination, health equity, broadband access, data sharing, and patient engagement from a variety of perspectives.
Join us to examine the behavioral health revolution, all the newest in telehealth adoption, health equity, the impact of the Great Resignation, updates from providers on the frontlines, and so much more. Visit Prime Health's website to register and to stay tuned for speaker and session announcements in the coming weeks!
Interested in sponsoring the Summit? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Affordable Connectivity Program
New long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The new long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service.
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:
- Up to $30/month discount for broadband service;
- Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
- A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Who is Eligible?
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria outlined at https://www.fcc.gov/acp.
Two-Steps to Enroll
- Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application; and
- Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.
Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.
Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.
For more information and full details, visit https://www.fcc.gov/acp or call 877-384-2575.
Check out the Consumer Outreach Toolkit at https://www.
Read more about the ACP in the recent White House Fact Sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/
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.
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.