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Advisory Groups

Stakeholder engagement is essential to informing the state's health IT and health information exchange efforts. The following groups bring together individuals with unique knowledge and skills to help guide and inform our work.

Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC)

The Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) is tasked with setting goals and developing a strategic health information technology (HIT) plan for the state, as well as monitoring progress in achieving those goals and providing oversight for the implementation of the plan. The Council, in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority,

  • Monitors and evaluates the shifting health information technology environment;
  • Makes policy and strategy recommendations;
  • Convenes committees as needed to collect and share information.

Council members are appointed  by the Oregon Health Policy Board. They represent consumer and business perspectives, public and private sectors, and the geographic and demographic differences of Oregon's health care providers and the patients they serve.

HITOC builds on the past work of the Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee and the Health Information Security & Privacy Collaborative. HITOC is supported by the Office of Health Information Technology at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

Visit the HITOC web page for a list of Council members, meeting schedules and materials.

 

Health IT and Health Information Exchange Community and Organizational Panel (HCOP)

The Health IT and Health Information Exchange Community and Organizational Panel (HCOP) is a workgroup formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC). HCOP's role is to:

  • Facilitate communication and coordination among health information exchanges (HIEs), coordinated care organizations (CCOs), and other healthcare organizations
    • Identify and share best practices;
    • Identify common barriers to HIT and HIE implementation progress; and
    • Identify opportunities for collaboration amongst entities implementing and operating HIT and HIE.
  • Provide strategic input to HITOC and OHA regarding ongoing HIT and HIE strategy, policy, and implementation efforts

The Council is comprised of representatives from a variety of organizations across Oregon that are actively engaged in implementing or operating HIT and HIE programs.

Visit the HCOP web page for a list of members, meeting schedules and materials.

Common Credentialing Advisory Group

The Common Credentialing Advisory Group was established by Senate Bill 604 (2013). SB 604 requires the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to establish a program and database provides credentialing organizations access to information necessary to credential all health care practitioners in Oregon.

Visit the Common Credentialing Advisory Group web page for a list of advisory group members, meeting schedules and materials.

Provider Directory Advisory Committee (PDAC)

The Provider Directory Advisory Committee was convened to provide the Oregon Health Authority subject matter guidance on the development of provider directory services. Provider directory services will allow healthcare entities access to a statewide directory of healthcare provider and practice setting information. The work will seek to leverage data existing in current provider databases and add critical new information and functions. 

PDAC is comprised of external stakeholders representing a wide range of roles and affiliations within the health information technology arena. PDAC builds on the past work from the  Provider Directory Workgroup.

Visit the Provider Directory Advisory Committee for a list of advisory group members, meeting schedules and materials.