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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 2022 and beyond.

HITOC may decide to create one or more workgroups to support the strategic plan. Workgroups will have one or two HITOC members who will serve as liaisons, and approximately 10-15 other people who can represent different perspectives and provide their unique experience and voice to inform the Strategic Plan recommendations. As workgroups to support the Strategic Plan are identified, they will be posted on this page.

Community Information Exchange (CIE) Workgroup

The Community Information Exchange (CIE) Workgroup is a workgroup formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC). 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. Recommendations will inform HITOC's Health IT Strategic Plan for Oregon and OHA efforts. For more detail see the CIE Workgroup charter, which was approved at HITOC's October 2021 meeting. its August 2021 meeting, HITOC identified the need for a Community Information Exchange (CIE) workgroup and approved the charter at the October 2021 meeting.

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

Monthly meetings will begin in early 2022 and will run through the end of the year. Visit the CIE Workgroup website for meeting schedules and materials.

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

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.

Applications are now open through February 18, 2022.

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. HIE Workgroup members will recommend strategies to accelerate, support, and improve HIE across the state. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to help eliminate health inequities in Oregon through health information technology (IT).

Monthly meetings will begin in spring 2022 and will run through the end of the year. 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 no scheduled meetings and is on hiatus. For a list of members, meeting schedule, and materials, please visit the Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup page.

Past Workgroups

See here for past workgroups.



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