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The Health Information Technology Oversight Council is comprised of 11-15 members appointed by the Oregon Health Policy Board. Members represent the public and private sectors, reflecting the geographic diversity of Oregon, and include health care consumers, providers, and privacy and information technology experts.
The Council is guided by Oregon’s Business Plan Framework for Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange (2014-2017), released in May 2014 by the Oregon Health Authority. This plan outlines three goals to achieve HIT-optimized health care in Oregon and are as follows:
  1. Providers have access to meaningful, timely, relevant, actionable patient information to coordinate and delivery “whole person” care;
  2. Systems (health systems, CCOs, health plans) effectively and efficiently collect and use aggregated clinical data for quality improvement, population management and incentivizing health and prevention. In turn, policymakers use aggregated data and metrics to provide transparency into the health and quality of care in the state, and to inform policy development;
  3. Individuals and their families access their clinical information and use it as a tool to improve their health and engage with their providers.
These goals will inform the policy recommendations made by the Council and its committees and work groups. The Council plays a key role in defining the strategic direction and priority of HIT efforts in Oregon including services offered by the Oregon Health Information Technology Program. The Council is responsible for reporting on the progress of these and other Health IT efforts in the state to the Policy Board.