Stakeholder Committees and Workgroups
Stakeholder engagement is essential for informing the state's health IT and health information exchange efforts. The following groups bring together individuals with unique knowledge and skills to help guide and inform our work.
Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC)
The Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) is tasked with setting goals and developing a strategic health information technology (HIT) plan for the state, as well as monitoring progress in achieving those goals and providing oversight for the implementation of the plan. The Council, in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority,
- Monitors and evaluates the shifting health information technology environment;
- Makes policy and strategy recommendations;
- Convenes committees as needed to collect and share information.
Council members are appointed by the Oregon Health Policy Board. HITOC members represent a broad range of organizations that are impacted by Health Information Technology, including consumers, consumer/patient advocates, providers, hospitals, health plans, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), oral health providers, behavioral health providers, and community based organizations. HITOC members represent organizations that use a wide array of health IT tools and systems and HITOC strives to represent the diversity of people living in Oregon.
Visit the HITOC web page for a list of Council members, meeting schedules and materials.
Community Information Exchange (CIE) Workgroup
At its August 2021 meeting, HITOC identified the need for a Community Information Exchange (CIE) workgroup and approved the
charter at the October 2021 meeting.
OHA and HITOC need to hear from people providing and seeking social supports for individuals and are looking for representatives from Oregon's diverse landscape of community, health care, and social service partners. CIE workgroup members will recommend strategies to accelerate, support, and improve CIE across the state. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to help advance health equity in Oregon through health information technology (IT), and those who have experience with CIE or social determinants of health.
Monthly meetings will begin in early 2022 and will run through the end of the year. For more information on CIE please see the
CIE Issue Brief and the
OHA CIE Website.
CIE Workgroup web page for a list of members, meeting schedule and materials.
Health Information Exchange (HIE) Workgroup
At its December 2021 meeting, the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) identified the need for a Health Information Exchange (HIE) Workgroup.
Applications are now open through February 18, 2022.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and HITOC need to hear from individuals and organizations from across the state that are impacted by HIE to identify how to better support and facilitate HIE in Oregon. HIE Workgroup members will recommend strategies to accelerate, support, and improve HIE across the state. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to help eliminate health inequities in Oregon through health information technology (IT).
Monthly meetings will begin in spring 2022 and will run through the end of the year. For more information on HIE please see the HIE Overview. Visit the HIE Workgroup website for more information.
Health IT and Health Information Exchange Community and Organizational Panel (HCOP)
The Health IT and Health Information Exchange Community and Organizational Panel (HCOP) is a workgroup formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC). HCOP's role is to:
- Facilitate communication and coordination among health information exchanges (HIEs), coordinated care organizations (CCOs), and other healthcare organizations
- Identify and share best practices;
- Identify common barriers to HIT and HIE implementation progress; and
- Identify opportunities for collaboration amongst entities implementing and operating HIT and HIE.
- Provide strategic input to HITOC and OHA regarding ongoing HIT and HIE strategy, policy, and implementation efforts
The Panel is comprised of representatives from a variety of organizations across Oregon that are actively engaged in implementing or operating HIT and HIE programs.
The HCOP has no scheduled meetings and is on hiatus. Visit the HCOP web page for a list of members, meeting schedules and materials.
Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup
The Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup is a workgroup formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC). The workgroup was chartered in 2018 to prioritize recommendations for improving HIT access/use for Behavioral Health providers, and to advise HITOC and OHA staff in developing approaches to address barriers and challenges.
The Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup has no scheduled meetings and is on hiatus. Visit the
Behavioral Health HIT Workgroup web page for a list of members, meeting schedules and materials.
Health Information Technology Advisory Group (HITAG)
The Health Information Technology Advisory Group (HITAG) provides input to OHA about Coordinated Care Organizations' (CCO) health information technology needs and efforts and informs OHA's work on the Oregon Health Information Technology Program. Each CCO is invited to send a representative to HITAG.
OHA works with HITAG to:
- Gather input on ongoing health IT efforts so that OHA’s work supports and aligns with CCOs’ efforts and provides some accountability back to CCOs
- Raise awareness of OHA’s health IT efforts and progress to inform CCOs as they plan their own technology efforts
- Identify challenges and opportunities from CCO perspectives to inform OHA’s planning for health IT efforts
- Provide a forum for CCOs to learn from each other and from presenters sharing information of value to CCOs
HITAG webpage to see additional background, as well as the group's charter and roster.
Provider Directory Advisory Committee (PDAC)
The Provider Directory Advisory Committee (PDAC) was established to gather stakeholder input and inform strategies for a successful implementation of the Provider Directory. PDAC met from 2017-2019.
The OPD ended effective June 30, 2021. You can learn more about the program and why it was suspended at its website.
Advisory Committee on Physician Credentialing Information
Established by House Bill 2144 (1999), the Advisory Committee on Physician Credentialing Information (ACPCI) develops the uniform applications used by hospitals and health plans to credential and recredential practitioners within the State of Oregon.
Learn more on their website.