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CIE Workgroup

Workgroup Purpose

The Community Information Exchange (CIE) Workgroup has been tasked by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) under House Bill 4150 (2022) with providing recommendations on strategies to accelerate, support, and improve statewide CIE in Oregon.

OHA needs to hear from people providing and seeking social supports for individuals, as we consider how CIE may benefit from potential new statewide efforts such as funding, technical assistance, incentives, or other efforts.

The CIE Workgroup brings together individuals representing Oregon's diverse landscape of community, health care, and social services partners whose aligned work is essential to address these issues and achieve the goal of eliminating health inequities. The CIE Workgroup's role is to provide recommendations to HITOC and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on strategies to accelerate, support, and improve CIE across the state. For more information see the CIE Workgroup Charter.

Deliverables

House Bill (HB) 4150 (2022) directs HITOC to convene one or more groups to explore strategies to accelerate, support, and improve secure, statewide CIE and provide recommendations to the legislature in a draft report by September 15, 2022, and a final report by January 31, 2023. To fulfill these requirements HITOC chartered the CIE Workgroup and sought input from community-based organizations (CBOs) on CIE via interviews and a survey. The report reflects the work of the CIE Workgroup, community perspectives via CBO input, and HITOC comment.


The CIE Workgroup developed Preliminary Recommendations between April and July 2022 to inform the House Bill 4150 Draft Report to the legislature. These may be revised by the Workgroup prior to the final report (due January 31, 2023).


    To supplement this information, in May through July 2022 health equity consultants from Collective Health Strategies conducted CBO interviews and a survey to further inform the recommendations.

    Members

    The Workgroup is comprised of representatives from Oregon's diverse landscape of community, health care, and social service partners. HITOC approved the membership at their December 2021 meeting. For a list of members see the membership roster.

    Meetings & Key Dates

    Monthly meetings began March 2022 and will run through the end of 2022.

    • All meetings are available virtually.
    • Meetings are open to the public and will include opportunities for public comment.
    • Meeting materials and recordings will be posted here. 

    Key Dates Related to HB 4150 & CIE Workgroup

    • Aug. 4: HITOC meeting to finalize recommendations for draft report
    • Sept. 15: HITOC submits draft report to the legislature for HB 4150
    • Nov. 15: CIE Workgroup meeting to finalize recommendations to HITOC for final report
    • Dec. 8: HITOC meeting to finalize recommendations for final report
    • Jan. 31 2023: HITOC submits final report to the legislature for HB 4150

    Next Meetings

    Past Meetings

    The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) seeks to eliminate health inequities by 2030 and to create a more equitable, culturally, and linguistically responsive health care system, including through the Oregon 2022-2027 1115 Medicaid Demonstration waiver. A critical component of achieving this goal is addressing social determinants of health, such as food and housing insecurity, since research has shown that what improves a person's health is often what happens outside of a medical setting.

    Oregon communities are on the forefront of using technologies to connect individuals to social services, through new networks called CIEs. These networks are an important way that Oregon can address persistent health inequities caused by structural racism and other barriers, as well as improve health outcomes for people.

    To be effective, CIEs must meet the needs of many groups, including people with social needs; community-based organizations (CBOs) providing social supports; and health care providers, hospitals, behavioral health providers, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), and others that seek to connect their patients and members to social services and supports to improve their health outcomes.

    For more information on CIE please see the CIE Issue Brief and the OHA CIE Website.

    Resources



    Accessibility

    Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

    • CART (live captions)
    • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
    • Written materials in other languages
    • Braille
    • Large print
    • Audio and other formats

    If you need help or have questions, please contact OHIT.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us or call (503) 373-7859 at least 48 hours before the meeting. OHA will make every effort to provide services for requests made closer to the meeting.