Oregon Community Information Exchange

Oregon Community Information Exchange (Oregon CIE)


The Problem We’re Trying to Solve

Traditional health care accounts for 20% of overall health outcomes, whereas SDOH account for between 40% - 80% of health outcomes.  No statewide system exists to connect individuals to community resources or track resolution. Concerns continue to rise about screening without sufficient referral resources. There is need for alignment on how to exchange information between traditional health care system and social services in order to provide whole of person care.

A Possible Solution: Oregon Community Information Exchange Roadmap

A Community Information Exchange connects health care, human, and social services partners to improve the health and well-being of communities. Roadmap suggestions may include:

  • A searchable, up-to-date directory of services
  • A closed-loop process for referral management
  • Bi-directional data exchange between social service and health care providers
  • Longitudinal social needs, referrals and care goals defined, tracked and analyzed

Who would benefit from a CIE?

  • Patients & Families receive referrals and assistance with system navigation resulting in overall improved health and well-being.
  • Communities develop more effective and efficient referrals and leverage data to inform policy, advocacy, and investment.
  • Health Systems realize improved patient care, provider satisfaction, and leverage metrics to increase performance and reduce costs.
  • Policymakers align with Oregon health care transformation goals, CCO 2.0 policy, and the HB 3076 Community Benefits spending floor.

What is The Oregon CIE Advisory Group?

The Oregon CIE Advisory Group has been created to lead the development of a roadmap that would enable a shared vision for the information exchange across the state. This Advisory Group includes statewide representation of interested stakeholders and individuals with subject matter expertise in social needs screening and referrals, and broader health information exchange. The Oregon CIE Roadmap will consist of identifying current state and gaps, outlining definitions, gathering best practices, and developing alignment recommendations on core workstreams.

For more information contact: Liz Whitworth at liz@orhealthleadershipcouncil.org