2017 ORS 413.310¹
Oregon Health Information Technology program
  • rules
  • fees

(1) The Oregon Health Authority shall establish and maintain the Oregon Health Information Technology program to:

(a) Support the Oregon Integrated and Coordinated Health Care Delivery System established by ORS 414.620 (System established);

(b) Facilitate the exchange and sharing of electronic health-related information;

(c) Support improved health outcomes in this state;

(d) Promote accountability and transparency; and

(e) Support new payment models for coordinated care organizations and health systems.

(2) The authority may engage in activities necessary to become accredited or certified as a provider of health information technology and take actions associated with providing health information technology.

(3) Subject to ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority) (7), the authority may enter into agreements with other entities that provide health information technology to carry out the objectives of the Oregon Health Information Technology program.

(4) The authority may establish and enforce standards for connecting to and using the Oregon Health Information Technology program, including standards for interoperability, privacy and security.

(5) The authority may conduct or participate in activities to enable and promote the secure transmission of electronic health information between users of different health information technology systems, including activities in other states. The activities may include, but are not limited to, participating in organizations or associations that manage and enforce agreements to abide by a common set of standards, policies and practices applicable to health information technology systems.

(6) The authority may, by rule, impose fees on entities or individuals that use the program’s services in order to pay the cost of administering the Oregon Health Information Technology program.

(7) The authority may initiate one or more partnerships or participate in new or existing collaboratives to establish and carry out the Oregon Health Information Technology program’s objectives. The authority’s participation may include, but is not limited to:

(a) Participating as a voting member in the governing body of a partnership or collaborative that provides health information technology services;

(b) Paying dues or providing funding to partnerships or collaboratives;

(c) Entering into agreements, subject to ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority) (7), with partnerships or collaboratives with respect to participation and funding in order to establish the role of the authority and protect the interests of this state when the partnerships or collaboratives provide health information technology services; or

(d) Transferring the implementation or management of one or more services offered by the Oregon Health Information Technology program to a partnership or collaborative.

(8) At least once each calendar year the authority shall report to the Legislative Assembly, in the manner provided in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature), on the status of the Oregon Health Information Technology program. [2015 c.243 §1]

Note: 413.310 (Oregon Health Information Technology program) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 413 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.