Medical Digital Innovation Sandbox
During the 2019 General Session, the Wyoming Legislature passed, and Governor Gordon signed into law, Senate File 156 (Senate Enrolled Act 75), Medical Digital Innovation Sandbox Act. The Sandbox Act permits the Wyoming Department of Health to grant a waiver from requirements imposed by statute or rule for innovative medical digital assessment products or services. If you are interested in applying for a waiver, please complete an application and return to email@example.com, or delivered hard copy to:
Digital Innovation Sandbox
c/o Director’s Unit for Policy, Research, & Evaluation
Wyoming Department of Health
401 Hathaway Building
Cheyenne WY 82002
Healthcare Innovation Studies
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately, due to projections of significantly reduced state revenues and the need for state general fund budget reductions across all agencies, the department is suspending this program. We will re-evaluate our ability to stand up this program in fall 2020, following the preparation of the department’s supplemental budget for the 2021-2022 biennium.
Senate Enrolled Act 73, Health Care Innovation Studies, included a one-time appropriation of $1,000,000 to the Wyoming Department of Health for the purposes of carrying out healthcare innovation studies. These studies must aim to achieve the following, per Wyoming Statute 9-2-128:
- Reduction of costs associated with long-term care, chronic disease or other healthcare services to the state of Wyoming;
- Allowing individuals in need of long-term care to remain in their homes and communities;
- Developing necessary long-term care or other healthcare services in Wyoming; or,
- Use of broadband internet to access healthcare services.