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Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee (2008-2009)
The Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee (HIIAC) was established in May 2008 by Executive Order 09-09. The Committee concluded its work in August 2009. It was tasked with making policy recommendations to:  reduce barriers to health information exchange while maintaining privacy and security of individuals’ health information; establish an appropriate role for the state in maintaining and building health information infrastructure; facilitate the adoption of infrastructure standards and interoperability requirements; facilitate collaboration between statewide partners; and develop evaluation metrics to measure the implementation of health information technology and the efficiency of health information exchange in Oregon.
 
In November 2008, the HIIAC produced a report to the Governor and the Oregon Health Fund Board (OHFB) exploring challenges in the current health care system, opportunities to transform the system through wider adoption and utilization of HIT, and providing recommendations to facilitate and accelerate this transformation.  Those recommendations were adopted into the OHFB plan for health reform and incorporated into legislative proposals.
 
In June 2009, the Oregon legislature passed House Bill 2009 establishing the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health Policy Board, which will lead the work to improve the affordability and quality of health care for all Oregonians. HB 2009 also established the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC), to coordinate Oregon's public and private statewide efforts in electronic health records adoption and create a strategic plan for development of a statewide system for electronic health information exchange.
 
The HITOC will also help Oregon meet federal requirements so that providers may be eligible for millions of federal health information technology stimulus dollars.  With the establishment of the HITOC, the HIIAC concluded its work at its August 20, 2009 meeting. Please refer to the HITOC web site for current information about Oregon's HIT efforts:
 
Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) Main Page 
Please use this website as a resource as Oregon works to expand the use of HIT and facilitates the adoption of electronic health records.
 
Roster
ByLaws 
Executive Order 08-09 
Meeting Materials
(Documents in pdf format, recording in mp3 format)
 
2009
09/20          Agenda          Minutes          Materials          
07/23          Agenda
06/17          Agenda          Minutes          Materials         
03/19          Agenda          Minutes          Materials
 
2008            Agendas         Minutes          Materials
 
* HIT Stakeholder Engagement Summit
 
 
Recordings
 
2009           09.20.09        06.17.09
2008           10.16.08        09.10.08        08.06.08      07.23.08        07.09.08         06.19.08 
 
HIIAC Accomplishments

In November 2008, the HIIAC produced a report to the Governor and the Oregon Health Fund Board (OHFB) exploring challenges in the current health care system, opportunities to transform the system through wider adoption and utilization of HIT, and providing recommendations to facilitate and accelerate this transformation.  Those recommendations were adopted into the OHFB plan for health reform and incorporated into legislative proposals.
 
Final Report to Governor and Oregon Health Fund Board, Nov 2008
 
 
In July 2009, the HIIAC also sponsored a public engagement meeting to help inform the work of the HITOC.
 
July 2009 Stakeholder Engagement Meeting Presentations
"Oregon Status Report, Next Steps", Jeanene Smith, MD, MPH, OHPR
"Laying the Foundation", Oregon Health Network
 
Reference Materials

 
References from other states
 
 
For further information, contact:
Jeanene Smith, MD, MPH, Administrator
Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research
jeanene.smith@state.or.us