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The Office of Health Information Technology supports health IT policy and planning, the adoption and use of electronic health records, and the secure exchange of health information, for the benefit of health care providers, patients and their families.

Mission

The Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) is a resource for both state programs and other public and private users of health information, providing planning, coordination, policy analysis and the development of public/private partnerships to further health IT in Oregon.

About Us

Health IT is a key part of Oregon’s efforts to create a system of better health, better care and lower cost for all Oregonians.

OHIT was established in 2011 as part of the Oregon Health Authority to support the adoption of electronic health records, the secure exchange of health information, and supporting meaningful use initiatives in the state. OHIT has been instrumental in the launch of CareAccord, Oregon’s Health Information Exchange, and facilitating the adoption of Direct Secure Messaging services.

OHIT staffs the Governor-appointed Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC). There are more than 100 individuals who volunteer their time with HITOC and its workgroups, helping to establish and inform state policy around Health IT.