The Future of Health Information Technology in Colorado

Information technology is rapidly changing life in Colorado, including how we access, coordinate, and pay for health care. In the fall of 2015, Governor Hickenlooper established the Colorado Office of eHealth Innovation and an associated eHealth Commission to study these issues. They spent the next two years developing Colorado’s Health IT Roadmap, a significant document that “defines strategic initiatives to close the gaps in healthcare for patients and providers.” Produced with the input of numerous stakeholders, the Roadmap offers a strategy for advancing health information technology in Colorado, particularly through such initiatives as “Care Coordination, Consumer Engagement, Data Sharing and Digital Health Innovation.” Visit their website to learn more about the Office of eHealth Innovation and how they developed the Roadmap, along with updates on their current efforts in implementing the Roadmap’s strategies.