HIT Commons is a shared public/private governance model designed to accelerate and advance Health Information Technology adoption and use across the state. It is co-sponsored by Oregon Health Leadership Council and Oregon Health Authority and responsible for overseeing two core programs: Oregon EDIE/PreManage and Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Integration. HIT Commons is also currently engaged in two additional initiatives: Oregon Provider Directory and Oregon Community Information Exchange.
Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) connects hospital ED’s across various geographies and organizations to provide a comprehensive snapshot of high risk, high need individuals in real time. When a patient registers in any ED in Oregon, EDIE is alerted and can push back an EDIE notification. PreManage pushes critical information to health care organizations outside the hospital system (CCO’s providers, clinics and health plans) in real time when a patient or member has a hospital event.
Oregon PDMP Integration:
Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Integration allows authorized prescribers and pharmacists ‘one click’ secure access to accurate, relevant and timely PDMP data within their electronic workflow.
Oregon Provider Directory:
HIT Commons is currently assisting the Oregon Health Authority in its testing, initial soft launch and planning for the broader deployment of the Oregon Provider Directory (OPD). The OPD will serve as a state-wide directory of accurate, trusted provider data for health care providers.
Oregon Community Information Exchange:
HIT Commons is beginning new work in the evolving landscape of social determinants of health (SDoH). Earlier this year, the HIT Commons Governance Board directed HIT staff to begin exploration and conceptual development of an Oregon Community Information Exchange (Oregon CIE).
In 2015 the EDIE Utility was formed to enable a common service or utility of patient hospital event information from across the state with a shared funding model and stakeholder led governance. Based on the success of the EDIE Utility and EDIE governance model, in 2017 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with the Oregon Health Leadership Council (OHLC), and with support and input of stakeholders, explored the creation of a HIT public/private governance model to accelerate and advance HIT across the state. A HIT public/private governance model is meant to leverage and build on the success of collaborative efforts to date, and in particular the EDIE governance model. Through this collective work, the “HIT Commons” model is designed to coordinate, standardize, govern and support statewide HIT efforts.
The role of HIT Commons Governance is to accelerate the selection, procurement, financing, implementation and adoption of health information technology initiatives in Oregon, improving the effective use and oversight of statewide HIT initiatives.
HIT Commons Governance is responsible to carry out the responsibilities of governing the core programs and initiatives which are included under its purview. Decisions related to these statewide initiatives may be binding with respect to Sponsoring Organizations, project participants, stakeholders and others.