Stakeholder Committees and Workgroups
Stakeholder engagement is essential for informing the state's health IT and health information exchange efforts. The following groups bring together individuals with unique knowledge and skills to help guide and inform our work.
Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC)
The Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) is tasked with setting goals and developing a strategic health information technology (HIT) plan for the state, as well as monitoring progress in achieving those goals and providing oversight for the implementation of the plan. The Council, in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority,
- Monitors and evaluates the shifting health information technology environment;
- Makes policy and strategy recommendations;
- Convenes committees as needed to collect and share information.
Council members are appointed by the Oregon Health Policy Board. They represent consumer and business perspectives, public and private sectors, and the geographic and demographic differences of Oregon's health care providers and the patients they serve.
HITOC builds on the past work of the Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee and the Health Information Security & Privacy Collaborative. HITOC is supported by the Office of Health Information Technology at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
Visit the HITOC web page for a list of Council members, meeting schedules and materials.
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.
HCOP web page for a list of members, meeting schedules and materials.
Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup
The Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup is a workgroup formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC).The workgroup was chartered in 2018 to prioritize recommendations for improving HIT access/use for Behavioral Health providers, and to advise HITOC and OHA staff in developing approaches to address barriers and challenges.
Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup web page for a list of members, meeting schedules and materials.
Health Information Technology Advisory Group (HITAG)
The Health Information Technology Advisory Group (HITAG) provides input to OHA about Coordinated Care Organizations' (CCO) health information technology needs and efforts and informs OHA's work on the Oregon Health Information Technology Program. Each CCO is invited to send a representative to HITAG.
OHA works with HITAG to:
- Gather input on ongoing health IT efforts so that OHA’s work supports and aligns with CCOs’ efforts and provides some accountability back to CCOs
- Raise awareness of OHA’s health IT efforts and progress to inform CCOs as they plan their own technology efforts
- Identify challenges and opportunities from CCO perspectives to inform OHA’s planning for health IT efforts
- Provide a forum for CCOs to learn from each other and from presenters sharing information of value to CCOs
HITAG webpage to see additional background, as well as the group's charter and roster.
Provider Directory Advisory Committee (PDAC)
The Provider Directory Advisory Committee (PDAC) was established to gather stakeholder input and inform strategies for a successful implementation of the Provider Directory. PDAC met from 2017-2019.
The OPD ended effective June 30, 2021. You can learn more about the program and why it was suspended at its website.
Advisory Committee on Physician Credentialing Information
Established by House Bill 2144 (1999), the Advisory Committee on Physician Credentialing Information (ACPCI) develops the uniform applications used by hospitals and health plans to credential and recredential practitioners within the State of Oregon.
Learn more on their website.