Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC)
1225 Ferry Street SE, Floor 1
Salem, OR 97301
The Health Information Technology Oversight Council is a statutory body of Governor appointed, Senate confirmed citizens, tasked with setting goals and developing a strategic health information technology plan for the state, as well as monitoring progress in achieving those goals and providing oversight for the implementation of the plan. The HITOC is currently coordinating Oregon's public and private statewide efforts in electronic health records adoption and the eventual development of a statewide system for electronic health information exchange.
Meaningful Use Guidelines
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in December announced that registration for the Medicare incentive program for the meaningful use of electronic health records will begin on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. Download more information on registration for the incentive program (PDF).
CompTIA's research finds that half of health care providers are using some form of EMR - 34 percent are using full EMRs while 16 percent have a partial system. Of the remaining, 29 percent are evaluating EMR options while 20 percent have not yet considered using the technology.
- Advisory Board FAQ (PDF)
- Guidelines for Physician Offices (PDF)
- Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Requirements (PDF)
- Assessment of Hospital and Medical Groups Who Perform Risk Assessments to Meet "Meaningful Use Standards" (PDF)
- How to Research EMR Programs
- How to Set Up a Demonstration