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Network of Networks Definitions Group

HITOC is developing a set of strategies to connect and coordinate the various exchange efforts in Oregon through an initiative called the Network of Networks. This model envisions collaborative work around establishing common rules of the road, developing requisite technical and legal frameworks, and developing and/or adopting enabling infrastructure to support cross-network exchange. The Network of Networks is a key part of HITOC’s strategy to promote statewide health information exchange (HIE), as described in HITOC’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan (see pages 29-33).

HITOC chartered a Network of Networks Technical Definitions Group and Advisory Group to begin exploratory work on the Network of Networks concept. The Technical Definitions Group began meeting in late summer 2018. It is advising OHA staff in developing foundational concepts and definitions, informed by Oregon’s HIE environment, to support the Advisory Group’s work. It will also provide ongoing technical advice to the Advisory Group.

Workgroup Charter

Network of Networks Workgroup Charter (last updated June 2018)


Maili Boynay, Legacy Health
Bill Dwyer, Moda Health
Brandon Jones, Advantage Dental
Susan Kirchoff, Emergency Department Information Exchange
Nancy Laney, Consultant
Ronda Lindley-Bennett, Regional Health Information Collaborative (RHIC)
Erick Maddox, Reliance eHealth Collaborative
Paul Matthews, OCHIN
Deborah Rumsey, Pediatric & Primary Care PHM/HIE (CMART/Wellcentive)
Michael Thomas, Central Oregon Health Connect
Steven Vance, Lake Health District

Staff Contact

Susan Otter, Director of Health IT,

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