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Oregon is transforming health care delivery to improve health outcomes and quality of care while reducing costs for all Oregonians. Health information technology is essential to these efforts. Timely access to health information allows for improved communications, coordination and efficiencies across care settings. Health information technology supports patient-centered care, ensuring that the right health information is available to health systems, providers and patients at the right time and place.

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July 25, 2017

Transforming Behavioral Health Care in Oregon through Information Technology Forum
Best Practices, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Learn how Reliance eHealth Collaborative (formerly Jefferson Health Information Exchange) and the Oregon Health Authority utilized Federal funding to establish Oregon as a national leader in advancing Behavioral Health Information Exchange. The work provides a model for others working to integrate behavioral health information, lessons learned, and best practices for future efforts. Topics include:

  • Overcoming legal and policy challenges
  • Developing and implementing a common consent model
  • Debuting an informed consent consumer education video
  • Using HIT/HIE to support value-based care within behavioral health settings
  • Connecting with other entities such as the Veteran’s Administration and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Hear about the state’s HIT strategies for behavioral health and lessons learned from behavioral and physical health providers about the benefits of information exchange to enhance the patient experience, facilitate care coordination and create a learning health system in which health information and data is foundational to improving treatment approaches.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Leadership, clinicians and information technology professionals at Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment provider organizations;
  • Primary care and emergency providers who need to access mental health and substance use treatment information for their patients;
  • Coordinated Care Organization behavioral health teams and care coordinators; and
  • Legal and Policy personnel who are responsible for managing the privacy and security of patient information under 42 CFR Part 2.

Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Learn more at at the forum web page. Preview the agenda-at-a-glance.

Support for the Behavioral Health Forum is provided by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services, Grant 90IX0007/01-00.


​Please join us on June 6 at 1:00 p.m. for an informational webinar about the planned Health Information Exchange (HIE) Onboarding Program, which will support new connections between critical Medicaid providers and community-based HIEs. We want to hear your thoughts! This webinar will delve into the details of the program design and will be the final opportunity to provide feedback before the draft procurement instrument for the program is sent to CMS for review. The webinar will assume that participants have some familiarity with health information technology (HIT), HIE, and the Oregon HIT/HIE landscape. Participants will receive written materials in advance and should review the background materials before the webinar if possible. You can also download the matierials​.

Please register at:​

To learn more about the program, visit the overview page.​

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has selected a vendor for its statewide Provider Directory. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) was selected after a thorough and competitive procurement process, led by OHA’s prime vendor, Harris Corporation.

This milestone could not have been reached without the support of Oregon stakeholders, who contributed to development of the operational requirements for the Provider Directory and the formal request for proposal (RFP). Members of the Provider Directory Advisory Group (PDAG) were invited to participate in vendor product demonstrations and reference calls with vendors’ existing customers. OHA thanks all of the stakeholders who participated in the procurement process and helped to ensure the Provider Directory solution will meet users’ needs and work requirements.
The Provider Directory will leverage and match data from existing, trusted data sources to produce quality provider data that can be used to support operational efficiencies, health information exchange, care coordination, and analysis of provider data.  Health care entities will be able to use one trusted, single and complete source of provider data essential to improving system efficiencies and patient care coordination, while helping reduce costs for Oregonians.  MiHIN is successfully providing similar services in Michigan and New Jersey, and that experience is expected to contribute to the successful implementation of the Provider Directory. 
MiHIN has also been selected as the vendor for the Clinical Quality Metrics Registry which is another project sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority.  Initially, the CQMR will support data collection for two programs: (1) the EHR-based clinical quality measures (CQMs) that are a subset of the CCO incentive measures and (2) CQMs from eligible professionals in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Over time, depending on stakeholder needs and readiness, the CQMR is expected to support a “report once” strategy where providers may leverage reporting to the CQMR to meet requirements for multiple reporting programs. Learn more about the CQMR here.
After completing rigorous state and federal contract review processes, OHA expects to execute a contract in Spring 2017 to implement the MiHIN Provider Directory solution for Oregon.  The Provider Directory solution is expected to go live in 2018. Background on the Oregon Provider Directory can be found here.
Prime vendor – Harris Corporation
In 2015, the Oregon Health Authority contracted with Harris Corporation to serve as its prime contractor and systems integrator (SI) for the Oregon Health Information Technology Program’s implementation projects. Under the contract, Harris is responsible for overseeing the implementation of three key projects, the Common Credentialing solution, Provider Directory and Clinical Quality Metrics Registry. Upon completion, these interrelated projects will provide crucial building blocks for statewide HIT services that support care coordination, quality improvement, analytics, and new models of care and payment in Oregon.
Harris has experience with the state’s healthcare transformation efforts and has successfully partnered with OHA since 2011 to manage and deliver initial components of the state’s health information exchange strategy. Harris works under the direction and approval of OHA’s Office of Health IT.
About MiHIN
MiHIN is a Michigan non-profit entity and has implemented successful provider directories in Michigan and New Jersey.  Built in 2012, MiHIN’s statewide provider directory is developed on a highly scalable, secure, and flexible environment that can support an extensive number of providers, provider types, provider demographics, flexible hierarchies and relationships for providers and organizations, and electronic addresses for receiving protected health information (PHI).  MiHIN is also highly involved in national Provider Directory-related organizations and efforts such as DirectTrust, the ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap and Strategic Implementation Guide for Provider Directory, and the Argonaut FHIR Working Group to ensure MiHIN is current with national trends and emerging standards.  For more information please visit

The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Office of Health Information Technology has posted a Request for Information (RFI) OHA-1038-16 (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) on the state's procurement and contracting site, ORPIN.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit information from organizations operating an active health information exchange (HIE) in Oregon. This RFI is for information gathering purposes in order to assist with criteria which may be used in possible future procurements related to the HIE Onboarding Program (HOP). The HOP will help Medicaid providers meet multiple Meaningful Use objectives and promote the exchange of health care information among Oregon providers.

This program relates to the guidance provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the State Medicaid Director letter (16-003) on February 29, 2016.

The RFI OHA-1038-16  and related tables can be found within the ORPIN system. If you do not have an ORPIN account, please use this guide to set one upThe RFI will close on December 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (PST).

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