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Oregon Capacity System (OCS) Information

Welcome to the Oregon Capacity System (OCS) Information Page

As you may know, we are transitioning the state’s Hospital Capacity System (HOSCAP) to a new platform beginning July 1, 2022. This transition has been in the works for over a year, and we are now at a point to begin broader communication and education with the HOSCAP community as we prepare for our GO LIVE date.

This page is structured to inform end-users of important dates, significant changes to prepare for, and useful materials and videos to access during the transition. Our goal with this first issue is to introduce some of the key players that will help you through this transition and provide a road map ahead for you to plan around.

HOSCAP IS BECOMING OCS on JULY 1, 2022

All of these milestones are subject to change. Our team will provide updates as these things change.

Do you need access to the system?

While the OCS isn't being utilized in its official capacity yet, we are happy to provide access now if you are a hospital user, member of the EMS/911 community, or employee of a county or state. Please fill out the following form to request an account to the OCS system. This access will be temporary until the formal switch in July when access will change after the OCS's formal onboarding process, which is scheduled to begin in early June.

Who is Apprise Health Insights?

Apprise Health Insights has been a data partner with the Oregon Health Authority for more than 15 years. Apprise is the data subsidiary of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. The development of the OCS, in partnership with GE Healthcare, is only one of several data projects we support for the OHA. Apprise is also responsible for all of the mandatory state reporting for hospitals which includes monthly financial and utilization reporting as well as quarterly discharge data. This data includes all inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department discharge data for Oregon’s 62 acute care hospitals. In addition, the development of the OCS was funded, in part, by a federal grant provided to the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems through the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness Response’s office, which is part of HHS.