The Health Information Technology Oversight Council is comprised of 11-15 members appointed by the Oregon Health Policy Board.
HITOC members represent a broad range of organizations that are impacted by the Oregon Health Information Technology Program, including consumers, consumer/patient advocates, providers, hospitals, health plans, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), oral health providers, behavioral health providers, and community based organizations. HITOC members represent organizations that use a wide array of health IT tools and systems and HITOC strives to represent the diversity of people living in Oregon.
The Council is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan in 2022-2023. Previously, HITOC was guided by Oregon's Strategic Plan for HIT and HIE
(2017-2020), released in October 2017. That plan outlines three goals to achieve HIT-optimized health care in Oregon and are as follows:
- Oregonians have their core health information available where needed so their care team can deliver person-centered, coordinated care.
Clinical and administrative data are efficiently collected and used to support quality improvement and population health management, and incentivize improved health outcomes. Aggregated data and metrics are also used by policymakers and others to monitor performance and inform policy development.
- Individuals and their families access, use and contribute their clinical information to understand and improve their health and collaborate with their providers.
These goals serve to 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 Oregon Health Policy Board.