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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for HIT and HIE
Oregon's Strategic Plan for Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange (2017-2020).  In 2017, HITOC completed the update to the Oregon HIT Strategic Plan, which was subsequently approved by the Oregon Health Policy Board at their September 2017 meeting. The plan sets the vision and strategic direction to advance the adoption and use of health IT in Oregon. This plan updates the 2014-2017 Oregon Business Plan Framework for HIT/HIE that had guided work to date.

Program and Project Overviews

Office of Health Information Technology Program Overview 
Office of Health Information Technology Program Summary
Updated October 2019

HIE Onboarding Program Overview
Overview of the Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program
Updated March 2019

Educational Materials

Office of Health IT Overview
Updated October 2019

HITOC Overview 
Updated January 2019

Statewide Health Information Exchange Overview 
Updated February 2019

Health IT Roles: OHPB, OHA, HITOC, and HIT Commons
Updated May 2019

CCO 2.0 Health IT Policy Development
Updated May 2018


2019 Health IT Report to Oregon's Health IT Oversight Council (HITOC)
This report consists of two health IT data briefs: Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Health Information Exchange (HIE), as well as considerations for HITOC. This 2019 Health IT Report is submitted to HITOC in support of HITOC’s 2020 Strategic Planning work. 

Behavioral Health HIT/HIE Scan Report
Report on Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange Among Oregon's Behavioral Health Agencies

2019 Annual Report to the Legislature
The Office of Health IT's annual report to the Oregon Legislature (2019)

Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup report and resources
The Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup produced several reports and resources including Behavioral Health HIT Scan Report, Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup recommendations, and the Behavioral Health HIT work plan that can be found on the workgroup webpage.

HIT Commons: 2018 Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) Annual Report
Provides insight into the utilization of emergency services in Oregon through EDIE program

HIT Commons: 2017 Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) Annual Report
Provides insight into the utilization of emergency services in Oregon through EDIE program

HIT Commons: Other Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) reports
List of other reports about EDIE program

HIT Commons: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Integration initiative reports
Information and reports about the PDMP Integration initiative

HIT Commons: Oregon Community Information Exchange – Environmental Scan
Oregon CIE 2018 Scan presentation to the HIT Commons - August 2019

Reports Archive
Addtional reports and resources including previous business plan framework and strategic plan. 


OrHIMA 2018 Presentation
HIMSS 2019 Presentation
Oregon Provider Directory Presentation
OrHIMA 2019 Presentation
Clinical Quality Metrics Registry Presentation

Online Resources

Below, you can find some online resources and definitions related to health information technology in Oregon and nationally.


Health Reform Oregon
Oregon's health system transformation efforts are overseen by the Oregon Health Policy Board.

Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program
Oregon hospitals and eligible health care providers can apply for federal grants to help them implement and use electronic health records. The goal of the grants is to help providers and hospitals move to secure electronic records, allowing better coordination of care for all.


Direct Trust
DirectTrust is a collaborative non-profit association of 124 health IT and health care provider organizations to support secure, interoperable health information exchange via the Direct message protocols.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

The Sequoia Project
In 2012, The Sequoia Project was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country. In 2014, it began to support additional interoperability initiatives beginning with Carequality.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services oversee the Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs, which provide eligible hospitals and medical professionals financial support to implement and meaningfully use electronic health record systems. The centers also develop meaningful use criteria that providers must meet in order to receive an incentive payment.
Provides explanations about all aspects of federal health care reform.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) website. Features general information about health information technology for both consumers and providers. It is also a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Includes the ONC blog, Healthitbuzz.

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