The Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) was formed as a result of direct input from public and private stakeholder consensus on Health IT governance needs. This group of stakeholders formed the Health IT State Designated Entity Action Committee and helped define the purpose of OeHI as a State Designated Entity (SDE). In November 2015, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Executive Order B 2015-008 to officially create the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation and the eHealth Commission, with fiscal administrative support from Health Care Policy and Financing (Health First Colorado). As the SDE, The Office of eHealth Innovation is responsible for defining, maintaining, and evolving Colorado's Health IT strategy in alignment with payment reform and care delivery.
To ensure that OeHI and the eHealth Commission create a strategy that reflects the wants and needs of Coloradoans using health information technology they have launched efforts to create Colorado's Health IT Roadmap to define strategic initiatives for the next 3-5 years. These efforts will be key in identifying and reducing redundancy of efforts and provide an opportunity to utilize resources more efficiently and effectively.
Interested in learning more about the Colorado Health IT Roadmap? Follow our efforts in making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation and sign up for the Office of eHealth Innovation newsletter. Contact Carrie Paykoc, State Health IT Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.