HB16-1357 - Implement STEMI Task Force Recommendations

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning Implementation Of The Stemi Task Force Recommendations For The Development Of A System To Improve The Quality Of Care To Patients Who Suffer Heart Attacks.

In 2013, the general assembly enacted SB 13-225, which established a task force in the department of public health and environment (department) to study and make recommendations for developing a statewide plan to improve quality of care to STEMI heart attack patients. ("STEMI" is an acronym for ST-elevation myocardial infarctions.) The study was to explore, among other things, the creation

of a database for collecting data on STEMI care and access to aggregated STEMI data from the database for purposes of improving STEMI heart attack care.

The bill implements the following recommendations of the task force, with some modifications:

  • Requires hospitals that are recognized as heart attack receiving centers to report to a specified national heart attack database data that is consistent with nationally recognized guidelines on individuals with confirmed heart attacks within the state;
  • Upon receipt of quarterly reports from the heart attack database, requires hospitals to submit those reports to the department for Colorado-specific data analysis;
  • Establishes a heart attack advisory committee in the department to provide general technical expertise on matters related to heart attack care and data analysis; and
  • Allows the department to share blinded data from the database with the heart attack advisory committee.
Latest update: April 27, 2016
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/11/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/11/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/08/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/07/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/05/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/11/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services