The Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) manages programs that support the adoption of electronic health records, the secure exchange of information and the achievement of meaningful use. When possible, OHIT partners on existing efforts already underway to increase the use of health information technology to improve health and health care in Oregon.
Emergency Department Information Exchange
The Oregon Health Authority has partnered with the Oregon Health Leadership Council to launch the Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) with Oregon's 59 hospitals. EDIE provides emergency departments with real-time notifications and key care summaries for patients who visit the emergency department frequently, with the goal of reducing avoidable hospital utilization and improving health outcomes. Real-time notifications allow clinicians to identify patients who visit the emergency room often and those with complex care needs, which helps them to direct patients to outpatient and other care settings when appropriate.
EDIE is governed by a representative committee of hospitals, health plans, CCOs, and other stakeholders across the state. Learn more about EDIE on the Oregon Health Leadership's website.
Download the hospital notifications overview.
PreManage complements EDIE, allowing hospital event data to be pushed to health care organizations outside the hospital setting in real-time. Notifications inform providers, health plans, coordinated care organizations and health systems of emergency department or inpatient admission, discharge and transfer in any hospital in Oregon. Timely notifications improve follow-up and care coordination during and after serious health care events. PreManage provides the tool to connect and share notifications directly with those responsible for the care of the patient.
Learn more about PreManage on the Oregon Health Leadership's website. OHA is offering PreManage to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams to better serve individuals with severe mental health needs.
Download the hospital notifications overview .
Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program
The Medicaid Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) Incentive Program provides incentive payments to eligible health care providers and hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology Hospitals and eligible health care providers who serve Oregon's Medicaid individuals and families can register and apply for federal funds to help support the implementation and use of certified electronic health record systems in their clinics. The program helps hospitals and providers make the switch to secure EHR systems and helps to facilitate better coordination of care.
Learn more on the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
CareAccord - Direct Secure Messaging
CareAccord is a nationally accredited Health Information Service Provider (HISP) offering Direct secure messaging services via a web-portal. CareAccord Direct secure messaging helps providers share data and meet federal meaningful use requirements. Direct secure messaging is HIPAA-compliant and allows for the electronic exchange of patient information between organizations and care teams. CareAccord users are interoperable with other users of Direct, including hospitals, providers, and health information exchanges.
Learn more at CareAccord.
Flat File Directory
Administered by CareAccord, the Flat File Directory is Oregon's combined address book for Direct secure messages. The directory allows participants throughout Oregon to find or "discover" Direct addresses outside their own organizations.
Learn more at CareAccord.
Oregon Medicaid Meaningful Use Technical Assistance Program
The Oregon Health Authority launched the Oregon Medicaid Meaningful Use Technical Assistance Program (OMMUTAP) in spring 2016. The program was created to help eligible providers adopt and use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology and achieve Meaningful Use.
OHA has contracted with OCHIN to provide outreach and technical assistance to eligible providers through the program. OMMUTAP was developed with input from Oregon’s coordinated care organizations to ensure services meet regional network needs.
Learn more about OMMUTAP