About Us


The Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) was created because there was a need for health information technology (IT) governance in Colorado. OeHI is the State-Designated Entity for all Health IT strategy, policy, and funding coordination. This designation means we are responsible for managing and coordinating Colorado’s Health IT strategy across public and private sector partners.

In November 2015, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Executive Order B 2015-008 to create the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation and the eHealth Commission. These bodies have fiscal and administrative support from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Health First Colorado).

OeHI's goal is to advance health equity and reduce health disparities in Colorado through coordinated health information technology, policies, and funding.

To ensure that OeHI and the eHealth Commission reflect the wants and needs of all people in Colorado, we created a Health IT Roadmap. This Roadmap defines ways to close the gaps in healthcare for patients and providers.

The Roadmap is key to modernizing Colorado’s health care systems. The Roadmap also helps streamline public and private efforts in the healthcare industry.

OeHI is funded through ongoing state general funds, and maximizes the funding by partnering with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) for federal match through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Since the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in 2021, OeHI supports investment in Health IT infrastructure in Colorado by leading grant opportunities with funds from ARPA.


Our Vision

Accelerate technology-driven health transformation by aligning public and private initiatives to support Colorado’s commitment to become the healthiest state in the nation

Our Mission

To promote the expanded use of Health IT in Colorado, the Office of eHealth Innovation will identify priorities to:

  • Establish an open and transparent statewide effort to develop common policies, procedures, and technology approaches that will enhance Colorado’s Health IT network.
  • Promote and advance data sharing by reducing or removing barriers to effective information sharing.
  • Support health innovation and transformation by enhancing Colorado’s health IT infrastructure.
  • Improve health in Colorado by promoting the meaningful use of Health IT.

Our Roadmap Goals

Goal 1: Coloradans, providers, payers, community partners, state, local, and Tribal agencies share data and have equitable access to needed health and social information.

Goal 2: Coloradans access high-quality in-person, virtual, and remote health services that are coordinated through information and technology systems.

Goal 3: Colorado improves health equity through the inclusive and innovative use of trusted health IT and digital health solutions.