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Council Members
The Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) Members


The Council is comprised of eleven individuals appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber. They bring to the group the diverse experience outlined by the legislation in health information technology as well as in health care delivery, policy and research. 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.

The Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) was created within the Oregon Health Authority by the passage of HB 2009. It is charged with developing a statewide strategic plan for electronic health information exchange, coordinating public and private efforts to increase adoption of electronic health records, setting technology standards, ensuring privacy and security controls, and creating a sustainable business plan to support meaningful use of health information technology to lower costs and improve quality of care.


Council Membership


Term Expires*
Bob Brown, Portland
Retired, Board Member, Oregon Health Action Campaign
Kenneth M. Carlson, M.D., Salem
Childhood Health Associates of Salem
Erick T. Doolen, Springfield
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, PacificSource Health Plans​
Greg Fraser, M.D., Sublimity
Medical Director of Information Systems and Informatics, WVP Health Authority​
Kristin Duus, Salem
Chief Information Officer, Oregon Health Authority
Ex Officio​
Ellen Larsen, RN, Hood River
Director of the Hood River County Health Department
Priscilla Lewis, Portland
Public Health Deputy Director, Oregon Health Authority
Ex Officio​
Dave Widen, Dayton
Assistant Professor, Pacific University
* Three vacancies to be addressed later this year.