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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.


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.


2019 Prime Health Innovation Summit

Join us for the 5th annual summit on health innovation and entrepreneurship!  Save the date: May 6 and 7!


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.


The Office of eHealth Innovation is conducting a series of focus groups across Colorado

The purpose of the focus groups is to gain insight into your perspectives on:

  • The availability of consumer health information tools and services today
  • The kinds of health information tools and services you would like to be available to help you be more knowledgeable, proactive, and engaged in your and/or your loved one’s health and well-being
  • The issues and barriers to access to health information
  • Suggestions and ideas to help address identified barriers.

The sessions will be 2½ hours long and will be held at the following locations:



TrueSpace, Denver 4600 S Ulster St, Suite 1450 Feb 22
TrueSpace, Denver 4600 S Ulster St, Suite 1450 Feb 22
Otero Junior College, La Junta 1802 Colorado Ave Feb 25
East Library, Colorado Springs 5550 N Union Blvd Feb 26
Denver Language School, Denver 2949 California St Feb 27
Mesa County Central Library, Grand Junction 443 N 6th St Mar 1







If you are interested in attending one of these focus groups, or would like to nominate someone else to attend, please email Kristi LaBarge in the Office of eHealth Innovation at  

2018 Prime Health Challenge

Join us, Thursday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, October 11th, 2018 at the EXDO Event Center for the 2018 Prime Health Challenge! Watch companies pitch their products live in front of a panel of healthcare executives for the opportunity to win part of the $150,000 prize money, and an opportunity to pilot their  product at one of their healthcare institutions. To register, click here.


Connecting for Healthier Communities Summit

QHN and CRN's 2018 Summit, on Thursday, September 6th, will provide a full day of education and networking focusing on the social determinants of health and joining forces between our medical, behavioral and social service agencies to achieve a whole-person picture of wellness. Keynote speakers include eHealth Commissioner Michele Lueck, President and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute, and Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Click here to register. 


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. 


10.10.10 Cities (Health)

At the Monday, May 7 Big Reveal at Industry RiNo (3858 Walnut Street), 10 Serial Entrepreneurs were invited to Denver to develop breakthrough solutions to 10 Wicked Problems in Health.  The program continued through the week, with the Grand Finale occuring on May 17th, also at Industry.  For more information, click here!


Prime Health/OeHI Innovation Summit 
The all-day summit began at 8:00 AM, Thursday May 10 with opening remarks from Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, HCPF.  Morning sessions included panels on care coordination and data liquidity, and the afternoon included breakout groups and panels considering the integration of care using technology and the potential for blockchain in healthcare.  Lt. Governor Donna Lynne delivered the lunch keynote.  


Colorado CHIMMS Advocacy Day at the Capitol, April 26th from 8:00 to 5:00

Morning discussions focused on three initiatives from the Colorado Health IT Roadmap:  Care Coordination, Patient Access to Health Information, and Unique Patient Identifiers.  Afternoon speakers discussed the importance of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Planning.


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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