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Initiatives

The Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) works to leverage local efforts already underway and connect to existing HIT resources when possible. In areas where there are gaps, OHIT supports the development of new HIT services. These new services will help health care organizations better coordinate and manage care.

Oregon Provider Directory 

Oregon does not have a trusted statewide directory of health care providers. Having accurate data in an accessible directory is critical because it is used by providers to coordinate care. It is a challenge, however, to keep directories up to date because provider data changes often. Requests to providers for data updates may go unanswered due to the high volume of requests for the same or similar information.

To meet all of these challenges, OHA is developing an Oregon Provider Directory (OPD). The OPD will contain the information providers need to securely communicate and exchange patient information. It will also provide a rich, single source of authoritative provider information, including contact information and practice affiliations that can support the operations and analytics needs of health care organizations. OHA seeks to leverage data in current provider databases and add critical new information and functions. A stakeholder advisory group is working to help inform the development process, scope, and requirements.

Learn more about the Oregon Provider Directory.

Clinical Quality Metrics Registry

The Oregon Health Authority has launched the Clinical Quality Metrics Registry (CQMR). The CQMR is a tool to collect and validate data, calculate measure results for comparison to established benchmarks, and supply data for analytics. Providers can use the CQMR to submit data for multiple programs in one place, and health care organizations can use it to access metrics data from their networked providers. It is not intended to displace other analytics tools, but instead to provide efficiencies in data collection and reporting. Currently, the CQMR is used to collect electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and CCO quality incentive metrics program. Providers also have the option to use to CQMR for report eCQMs to CMS for the CPC+ and MIPS programs.

Learn more about the CQMR

Telehealth pilot grant projects

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) selected five telehealth pilot projects that represent a variety of patient populations, telehealth delivery methods, and geographical areas. The projects were supported by the federal State Innovation Model (SIM) grant, which Oregon received to fund innovative projects that support the State's health care system transformation efforts. The projects were designed to improve coordination and access to care through telehealth technologies. These projects ended in 2016.

Learn more about the five telehealth pilot projects.

Common Credentialing Program

OHA suspended the Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP) effective July 25, 2018. You can learn more about the program and why it was suspended at the OCCP website.

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