Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon » Homepage

Workgroups and Advisory Panels

Strategic Plan Workgroups

Oregon's Health IT Oversight Council (HITOC) is responsible for ensuring that the right strategies for health IT are in place to support Oregon's health equity and health system transformation goals. Starting in August 2021, HITOC began updating Oregon's strategic plan for health IT for 2023 and beyond.

Community Information Exchange (CIE) Workgroup

The Community Information Exchange (CIE) Workgroup was formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) as directed by House Bill 4150 (2022). The CIE Workgroup's role was to provide recommendations to the legislature, HITOC, and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on strategies to accelerate, support, and improve statewide CIE in Oregon. Recommendations were submitted to the Oregon legislature in a draft report in September 2022, and a final report on January 31, 2023. Recommendations will also be used to inform HITOC's Health IT Strategic Plan for Oregon and OHA efforts.

The Workgroup met monthly March through November 2022 and was comprised of representatives from Oregon's diverse landscape of community, health care, and social services partners.

Visit the CIE Workgroup website for the charter, member roster, House Bill 4150 draft and final reports, Workgroup recommendations and considerations, and meeting materials and recordings.

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

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Workgroup

At its December 2021 meeting, the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) identified the need for a Health Information Exchange (HIE) Workgroup.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and HITOC need to hear from individuals and organizations from across the state that are impacted by HIE to identify how to better support and facilitate HIE in Oregon. The HIE Workgroup was chartered in April 2022 to recommend strategies to accelerate, support, and improve HIE across the state.

Monthly meetings began in May 2022 and will run through at least August 2023. For more information on HIE please see the HIE Overview. Visit the HIE Workgroup website for more information.

Health IT and Health Information Exchange Community and Organizational Panel (HCOP)

The Health IT and Health Information Exchange Community and Organizational Panel (HCOP) is a workgroup formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC). HCOP's role is to:

  • Facilitate communication and coordination among health information exchanges (HIEs), coordinated care organizations (CCOs), and other healthcare organizations
    • Identify and share best practices;
    • Identify common barriers to HIT and HIE implementation progress; and
    • Identify opportunities for collaboration amongst entities implementing and operating HIT and HIE.
  • Provide strategic input to HITOC and OHA regarding ongoing HIT and HIE strategy, policy, and implementation efforts

The Panel is comprised of representatives from a variety of organizations across Oregon that are actively engaged in implementing or operating HIT and HIE programs.

The HCOP has no scheduled meetings and is on hiatus. Visit the HCOP web page for a list of members, meeting schedules and materials.

Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup

In 2017, the Office of Health Information Technology conducted a Behavioral Health HIT Scan to gain a better understanding of the HIT/HIE landscape among behavioral health organizations, including their adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE). In 2018, HITOC chartered the Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup to prioritize the recommendations identified in the Behavioral Health HIT Scan report.

The Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup  has been on hiatus since 2020 and there are no current plans to reconvene. For a list of former members, meeting schedule, and materials, please visit the Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup page.

Past Workgroups

See here for past workgroups.