2017 ORS 413.300¹
Definitions for ORS 413.300 to 413.308, 413.310 and ORS chapter 414

As used in ORS 413.300 (Definitions for ORS 413.300 to 413.308, 413.310 and ORS chapter 414) to 413.308 (Duties of council), 413.310 (Oregon Health Information Technology program) and ORS chapter 414:

(1) “Electronic health record” means an electronic record of an individual’s health-related information that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be created, managed and consulted by authorized health care providers and staff.

(2) “Health care provider” or “provider” means a person who is licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by law in this state to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or in the practice of a health care profession.

(3) “Health informatics” means the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of information technology based innovations in health care services delivery, management and planning.

(4) “Health information technology” means an information processing application using computer hardware and software for the storage, retrieval, sharing and use of health care information, data and knowledge for communication, decision-making, quality, safety and efficiency of a clinical practice. “Health information technology” includes, but is not limited to:

(a) An electronic health record.

(b) An electronic order from a health care provider for diagnosis, treatment or prescription drugs.

(c) An electronic clinical decision support system that links health observations with health knowledge to assist health care providers in making choices for improved health care, for example by providing electronic alerts or reminders.

(d) Tools for the collection, analysis and reporting of information or data on adverse events, the quality and efficiency of care, patient satisfaction and other health care related performance measures.

(5) “Interoperability” means the capacity of different health information technology systems and software applications to communicate and exchange data and to make use of the data that has been exchanged. [2009 c.595 §1167; 2015 c.243 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 413—Oregon Health Authority, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors413.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.