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Below are some online resources and definitions to learn more about health information technology both in Oregon and nationally.
Oregon's health system transformation efforts are overseen by the Oregon Health Policy Board.
Oregon hospitals and eligible health care providers can apply for federal grants to help them implement and use electronic health records. The goal of the grants is to help providers and hospitals move to secure electronic records, allowing better coordination of care for all.
HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
DirectTrust is a collaborative non-profit association of 124 health IT and health care provider organizations to support secure, interoperable health information exchange via the Direct message protocols.
In 2012, The Sequoia Project was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country. In 2014, it began to support additional interoperability initiatives beginning with Carequality.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) website. Features general information about health information technology for both consumers and providers. It is also a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Includes the ONC blog, Healthitbuzz.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services oversee the Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs, which provide eligible hospitals and medical professionals financial support to implement and meaningfully use electronic health record systems. The centers also develop meaningful use criteria providers must meet in order to receive an incentive payment.
Provides explanations about all aspects of federal health care reform.
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