Telehealth in Colorado Survey & Chance to Win $100
Health care in Colorado is collaborative — Our solutions are stronger when we work together. Here’s a prime example: Telehealth. OeHI partnered with Prime Health to create a survey to gain more insight into telehealth usage throughout Colorado. We are seeking input from community leaders in healthcare to inform the creation of strategies and recommendations for a statewide telehealth infrastructure. Take the survey to make your voice heard! 3 participants will win a $100 VISA gift card!
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:
Exciting Legislative Updates!
Today, Governor Polis signed HB21-1097, Establish Behavioral Health Administration, into law! HB-1097, sponsored by Representatives Young & Pelton and Senators Fields & Gardner, directs the Department of Human Services (CDHS) to create a Behavioral health Administration (BHA) which would receive, coordinate, and distribute funds for community behavioral health programs; oversee the quality of behavioral health services; and monitor and evaluate behavioral health outcomes across the state. This is a huge step in improving Colorado’s behavioral health system to ensure all Coloradans have access to the behavioral health services they need and deserve!
Yesterday, 4/21, HB21-1289, Funding For Broadband Deployment, was introduced in the House by bill sponsors Representatives Kennedy and Baisley, and Senator Bridges. HB21-1289 proposes $75 million in three grant programs which aim to support critically underserved Coloradans and businesses. The Digital Inclusion Grant Program specifically prioritizes telehealth, and will be available for health care providers to apply for these funds. While the Office of eHealth Innovation has been sharing stories and needs for increased broadband connectivity and devices throughout the state, legislators need to hear directly from YOU! Please call your local senator and representative (find yours here) and share your personal and professional stories about broadband in your area!
Check out our new Projects tab!
We are so excited to share CHI’s recent publications on the value of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as their reports on the value of telemedicine through the eyes of three Colorado providers. The Office of eHealth Innovation partnered with CHI to examine the value proposition of telehealth services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Colorado's rapid transition to virtual care delivery. Learn more by clicking here, or visit our Telemedicine and Broadband page nested under the new Projects tab!
The next eHealth Commission Meeting is Wednesday, July 14, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Web Conference Only
Please join us for our July eHealth Commission Meeting. Materials will be posted below as they are available. Until then, review our June meeting materials below:
- June Meeting Agenda
- June Meeting Slides
- eHealth Commission Workgroup Highlights + Decision Items June 2021 DRAFT for Approval
- 2021 Health IT Roadmap Progress
- June 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 July 14th.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.