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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 is developing a clinical quality metrics registry with the ability to  receive and display clinical quality data for the Medicaid program and inform benchmarks and other quality improvement reporting. The registry will be utilized  to calculate eligibility  for paying quality incentives to coordinated care organizations and Medicaid EHR incentives to providers. The State will use the registry data and other state data sources to produce information on utilization, cost, and performance on clinical quality metrics. Once implemented, the registry will likely have value for non-Medicaid pay-for-performance programs and reduce administrative burden on providers by collecting Meaningful Use clinical quality measures for multiple 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.

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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