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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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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is pleased to announce that the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Onboarding Program, entitled Community-Based Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program (OHA-4330-17), is now posted on the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN), located at https://orpin.oregon.gov.
The Oregon Health Leadership Council is holding an EDIE (Emergency Department Information Exchange) and PreManage Learning Collaborative on October 5, 2017 in Portland. Register to learn how health care organizations are leveraging these tools to develop processes for high-needs, high-utilizing individuals to reduce hospital emergency room visits and readmissions. Many of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are already using PreManage to improve care coordination and there are new use cases that include long-term care, community paramedicine and crisis teams.
This is a great opportunity for those currently using EDIE or PreManage to interact with other subscribers of the programs. The event will also provide opportunity for professionals interested in getting started using PreManage to learn about what’s happening in Oregon and get technical assistance and support.
In September 2017, the Oregon Health Leadership Council (OHLC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released the Health Information Technology (HIT) “Commons” Business Plan that will guide the creation of a public/private HIT governance partnership for Oregon. Leveraging current efforts, the HIT Commons is intended to help connect existing HIT systems, support statewide solutions, and to guide future investments that support advancing health IT across Oregon.
This business plan is the result of collaborative work among OHLC, OHA and many stakeholders and has been accepted by OHA and the OHLC board. Staff have been directed to take the necessary steps to put a HIT Commons transition governance structure in place and begin this important work going forward.
Starting in 2018, the HIT Commons will assume governance of the Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) along with other priority statewide HIT initiatives, with the express purpose of accelerating and advancing OHA’s vision of an HIT optimized health care delivery system in Oregon. OHA will co-sponsor this work, and will bring significant federal and state matching funding for qualifying initiatives under the HIT Commons.
Specific opportunities of an effective HIT Commons include:
Save the Date!July 25, 2017
Transforming Behavioral Health Care in Oregon through Information Technology ForumBest 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:
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?
Mark your calendars! Tuesday, July 25, 20178:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Salem Convention Center200 Commercial St SESalem, 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.
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