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
Since forming in 2013, HITAG has guided OHA’s use of $3 million in Transformation Funds to help advance health information technology infrastructure and supports being developed within the Oregon Health Information Technology Program. HITAG has helped OHA identify major requirements, such as scope, priorities, timelines and milestones, for efforts including hospital notifications (EDIE/PreManage), meaningful use technical assistance (OMMUTAP), as well as upcoming projects such as Provider Directory and Clinical Quality Metrics Registry. OHA will finish use of the Transformation Funds by June 2019.
HITAG also provides CCOs’ perspectives on health IT efforts beyond those funded with Transformation Funds. These include current programs such as Oregon’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, as well as behavioral health information sharing and telehealth initiatives, and the new Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program.
Contact us: OHIT.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us
Last updated November 2018