Care Coordination

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Social Health Information Exchange Invitation to Negotiate -

ITN UHAA 2023000004

The Colorado Office of eHealth Innovation, in partnership with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, is pleased to share that the application for the Social Health Information Exchange Invitation to Negotiate (SHIE ITN) is now open.

Applications are closed as of January 27, 2023; evaluations and negotiations are in progress.

All relevant procurement documents and information can be found on the State's procurement website.

Please direct all questions to our procurement official: erica.crofford@state.co.us

Important Dates

Date Milestone
December 13, 2022 ITN Release
December 30, 2022 Questions Due
Week of January 11, 2023 Answers to Submitted Questions Posted
January 27, 2023 Proposals Due
February - June 2023 Evaluation and Negotiation 
July 1, 2023 Estimated Contract Execution 

 

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What is Care Coordination?

Unmet social needs such as housing, food, transportation, and safety, significantly affect Coloradan's health, especially in communities of color and other historically marginalized communities. These unmet needs prevent folks from achieving their maximum health and well-being.

To address this gap, we are working on several projects that will coordinate care across physical, behavioral, and social health care providers to support whole person care. This will:

  • Promote affordability
  • Increase access
  • Improve equity

Strengthening care coordination by quickly connecting people to the services they need will result in a healthier, more equitable Colorado for all.

Click below to learn more about the State's care coordination strategy. 

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Care Coordination Workgroup Meetings

This workgroup seeks to strengthen community connections to develop meaningful insights in support of equitable access to quality care and services for all Coloradans.

eHealth Commissioner Sponsor: Toni Baruti

Next meeting: February 13, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83040429627

January Meeting Documents:

Past Meeting Documents:

Care Coordination-Related Initiatives at OeHI

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A centralized method of gathering consent from clients for sharing sensitive health data.

Learn more here!

 

A centralized database of services and supports available in communities across the state.

 

A program to link a person’s health data from various sources to that individual.

Learn more here!

 

A platform to share physical, behavioral, and social health information between providers involved in whole-person care, composed of both a statewide unifying architecture and regional hubs

  • OeHI and the eHealth Commission are committed to the development of a Social-Health Information Exchange (S-HIE) infrastructure. This is an interoperable and flexible infrastructure that supports coordinated whole person care across the physical, social, and behavioral health domains. 
     
  • S-HIE is a model that connects the social factors that influence health with a patient’s physical and behavioral health care. Through this model, regardless of where a patient seeks care, they can be referred directly to other providers or services in the community that match their needs. Regardless of where a patient seeks care, they should be able to access or be referred to services that meet their physical, behavioral, and social health needs! 
     
  • The S-HIE aims to reduce provider time spent on paperwork while also providing them with more whole person information about their patients. This will allow them to spend more time assessing a patient’s complex needs and referring them to applicable services and supports, paving the way for improvements in health equity. This also means that patients will experience improved quality of care, less time and money spent at the doctor’s office, and increased access to the services and support they need. 
     

S-HIE Invitation to Negotiate

  • The S-HIE Invitation to Negotiate has been posted and applications are closed as of January 27, 2023. Negotiations are in progress.
  • All relevant procurement documents and information can be found on the State's procurement website.
  • Please direct all questions to our procurement official: erica.crofford@state.co.us


A centralized database to ensure there is “no wrong door” in Colorado for patients seeking accurate provider data and providers seeking to update their own information.

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Tools for Understanding Social-Health Information Exchange in Colorado

 

Additional Resources

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Get Engaged

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If you're interested in getting engaged, please reach out to our Ask OeHI email address at gov_ask_oehi@state.co.us.