o-hitec members

Oregon’s Health Information Technology Extension Center

Using health information technology to transform the delivery of primary care services across the state of Oregon.
OCHIN established Oregon’s Health Information Technology Extension Center (O-HITEC) to provide a suite of free and low-cost services to help Oregon’s primary care providers achieve the federal “Meaningful Use” mandate for their electronic health record. O-HITEC is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. O-HITEC’s overarching goals are:
  • Bring EHR Technology to providers in small clinics still using paper.
  • Help those who have adopted EHR systems achieve true, meaningful use.
  • Transform the delivery of primary care in Oregon.

Achieving Meaningful Use in 2014:

There are two new Core measures for 2014, Patient Engagement and Transitions of Care, and they’re beginning now. These measures will take additional effort, and all of us will need to work together to get the job done.
O-HITEC Members who are Medicare eligible professionals that are not yet meaningful users may be eligible to apply for a hardship exception to the 2015 Payment Adjustment. Click here for more details.
O-HITEC is dedicated to gather and disseminate the resources to further your understanding of:
  • Improving Quality, Safety, Efficiency, and Reducing Health Disparities
  • Patient Engagement
  • Improving Care Coordination with Transitions of Care
  • Improving Population and Public Health
  • Ensuring Adequate Privacy and Security Protection for Personal Health Information

O-HITEC Membership is free.

All subscribers of O-HITEC receive dedicated, personal consultation designed to:
  • Assist with EHR product review and selection, configuration and installation of the chosen system
  • Ensure that participating practices achieve and attest to meaningful use of their EHR system.
  • Assist providers in use of EHR technology in a meaningful way, through education, outreach, and technical assistance.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an O-HITEC member in Oregon, please contact Tom Durkin via email.