The Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) manages programs that support the adoption of electronic health records, the secure exchange of information and the achievement of meaningful use. When possible, OHIT partners on existing efforts already underway to increase the use of health information technology to improve health and health care in Oregon.
Emergency Department Information Exchange
The Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) provides real time notifications that allow Emergency Departments (ED) physicians to identify patients with complex care needs who frequently use the emergency room. EDIE brings to the attention of the attending ED physician, critical information related to alerts and care recommendations from the patients’ own health care team for better informed care. All hospitals in Oregon have adopted EDIE and ED physicians report finding significant value in receiving these notifications.
You can learn more about on the HIT Commons EDIE page.
PreManage expands the notifications of ED utilization and inpatient admissions to other users such as health plans, Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), and physical, behavioral and dental clinics. The result is improved communication and information sharing between hospitals, providers and health plans to provide higher quality care to patients, identify patients at risk for hospital readmission, reduce burdensome duplication of tests, and ultimately reduce reliance on costly EDs through better cross organizational coordination of care.
You can learn more about on the HIT Commons PreManage page.
Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program
The Medicaid Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) Incentive Program provides incentive payments to eligible health care providers and hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology Hospitals and eligible health care providers who serve Oregon's Medicaid individuals and families can register and apply for federal funds to help support the implementation and use of certified electronic health record systems in their clinics. The program helps hospitals and providers make the switch to secure EHR systems and helps to facilitate better coordination of care.
Learn more on the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
CareAccord - Direct Secure Messaging
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) ended CareAccord and its Direct secure messaging
services effective March 31, 2018. The Flat File Directory service,
administered through CareAccord, is still operating. You can find more
information about the Flat File Directory here.
Flat File Directory
Administered by the
Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), the Flat File Directory is Oregon's combined address book for Direct secure messages. The directory allows participants throughout Oregon to find or "discover" Direct addresses outside their own organizations.
Learn more at Flat File Directory.
Oregon Medicaid Meaningful Use Technical Assistance Program
The Oregon Health Authority launched the Oregon Medicaid Meaningful Use Technical Assistance Program (OMMUTAP) in spring 2016. The program was created to help eligible providers adopt and use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology and achieve Meaningful Use.
OHA has contracted with OCHIN to provide outreach and technical assistance to eligible providers through the program. OMMUTAP was developed with input from Oregon’s coordinated care organizations to ensure services meet regional network needs.
Learn more about OMMUTAP