Coming Soon: OeHI Releases New Tools!
Coming soon: S-HIE White Paper
The Social-Health Information Exchange (S-HIE) infrastructure is envisioned as a person-centered network that includes a robust statewide resource directory, interoperable platforms for referral and care coordination, and functionality to track connections and outcomes. For more detail, we will soon have the most recent Social Health Information Exchange White Paper titled Advancing a Coordinated Ecosystem for a Social Health Information Exchange (S-HIE) posted to our website. More soon!
Coming soon: SDoH Screening Guide
The additional exciting resource OeHI will soon release is a guidance document titled Implementation Guidance For Screening for Social Determinants of Health in an Electronic Health Record. This tool aims to support health care providers (such as community health centers, independent practices, health systems, and community mental health centers) interested in screening for social determinants of health and documenting the results in an electronic health record.
Both documents coming soon!
Care Coordination Workgroup
Monthly Meeting - Last Friday of the month 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting ID: 836 3260 9973 Passcode: 8HpUQJ
Dial +1 346 248 7799 US
Meeting ID: 836 3260 9973 Passcode: 733352
Care Coordination Community Engagement Task Force
Bi-Monthly Meeting - Every two months, second Thursday of the month 10:30-12:30 (starting Feb. 11, 2021)
Meeting ID: 872 9134 5328 Passcode: Zt7Wgx
Dial +1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 872 9134 5328 Passcode: 681401
Supporting Project Documents
About Care Coordination
The Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) and the Care Coordination workgroup have done extensive research to understand the current state of care coordination in Colorado. The established goal of the Care Coordination workgroup is to identify, understand, and prioritize leverage points to support whole person care by facilitating the connection of individuals to needed resources across Colorado communities using health IT infrastructure and data sharing. The workgroup defines whole person care as being comprehensive of behavioral, social, and physical health needs. OeHI aims to connect healthcare, human services, and community partners to build a social-health information exchange (S-HIE) infrastructure for navigating resources. Investing in SHIE infrastructure requires advancing multiple components simultaneously, including advancing shared practices for data governance, common workflows across collaborating organizations, and the adoption of interoperable technology. The overall vision of the infrastructure is to allow multiple entities to screen, assess and refer clients to resources, ensure clients access resources, provide case management when applicable, and evaluate the impact of resources on health and wellbeing.
Many efforts are underway in Colorado, including both for-profit companies and grant funded pilots, to bring disconnected partners together and connect clients to resources. OeHI is funding eligible entities under HITECH guidelines to advance infrastructure projects that support the overall S-HIE ecosystem. The OeHI funding strategy is to advance and connect the required components of the infrastructure, reduce duplicative technology systems, and facilitate information sharing within and across local communities through common data standards. We recognize that many initiatives are currently underway and aim to leverage prior investments and support local and regional efforts in scaling effective solutions.
Additional SDoH Resources
- National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Social Determinants of Health Resource Guide - September 2020
- National 211 Steering Committee - The 2-1-1 Network and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) - November 2020
- The Gravity Project, A National Collaborative to Advance Interoperable Social Risk and Protective Factors Documentation.
- SIREN – Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network - Screening Tool Comparison Table