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OeHI submits comments on the Federal Communication Commissions Proposed Connected Care Pilots

The Federal Communications Commission proposed $100 million in federal funds to be released to offset broadband and equipment for telehealth and telemedicine for providers and individuals in rural communities with lower income, veterans, and tribal communities.  Read the comments here.

 

CMS approves funding for Colorado health IT initiatives

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved up to $64 million in federal funds to advance the state's health IT infrastructure and tools.  Read the press release here.

CMS approves funds for Colorado's Health IT Roadmap!

Read the Governor's announcement right here.  

OeHI Submits Comments to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

On June 3, 2019, OeHI, with substantial input from the eHealth Commission, submitted comments to ONC and CMS proposed rules.  The ONC proposed rule aims to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information (EHI) designed to increase innovation and competition by giving patients and their healthcare providers secure access to health information and new tools, allowing for more choice in care and treatment.  The twin CMS rule on interoperability is designed to help improve the quality of and access to personal health information, specifically claims data, as well as access to transparent cost and quality information.  See OeHI's comments here.

 

Governor Polis announces renewal appointments for five eHealth Commissioners!

Congratulations and many thanks to the Commissioners listed below.  Your leadership and support is much appreciated in supporting health reform through leveraging and aligning health information technology, health information exchange, and data sharing.

  • Michele Lueck of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as a representative of expertise in healthcare policy, reappointed; 
  • Jason Greer of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a member with expertise health care quality measures, reappointed; 
  • Tania E. Zeigler of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of expertise in digital health, reappointed; 
  • Michelle Mills of Parker, Colorado, to serve as a representative of primary healthcare providers, reappointed;
  • Chris Underwood of Evergreen, Colorado, to serve as a representative from HCPF, reappointed.

 

Colorado Selected for Technical Assistance by the National Governor's Association

Colorado was recently awarded Track 2 of the National Governor's Association Technical Assistance Program: Harnessing the Power of Data to Achieve State Policy Goals. This initiative will highlight data best practices in policy making, addressing data governance, cross-sector data sharing, and system capabilities to enhance data informed policy and capacity building across state agencies. 

 

OeHI Submits Comments to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Regarding TEFCA (Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement)

On February 20, OeHI, with substantial input from the eHealth Commission, submitted comments to ONC on the proposed rule.  See the comments here.

 

Colorado Health IT Roadmap Launch Party with CHIMSS and CHIMA

OeHI, in partnership with the Colorado Health Information and Management Systems Society (CHIMSS) and the Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) hosted a Colorado Health IT Roadmap Launch Party with over 150 health IT fanatics in attendance, including Mr. Hal Wolf, national president of HIMSS.

 

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