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ARRA Grants and Incentives. Nationally   States. Oregon. Up to $44,000 or $63,750 per eligible provider $8.5 million to HITOC to work on Health Information Exchange Up to $13.2 million to O-HITEC to support providers to the extent they qualify and achieve meaningful use

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Arra grants and incentives
ARRA Grants and Incentives

Nationally   States


Up to $44,000 or $63,750 per eligible provider

$8.5 million to HITOC to work on Health Information Exchange

Up to $13.2 million to O-HITEC to support providers to the extent they qualify and achieve meaningful use

$350,000 to O-HITEC to support critical access hospitals

Stimulation EHR adoption

$38 Billion

$1.5 Billion

$2.0 Billion


  • O-HITEC is Oregon’s Health Information Technology Extension Center

  • Selected to assist eligible providers to achieve Meaningful Use of a certified electronic health record

  • Partially federally funded pending provider sign-ups and fees

  • EHR Service provider and collaborative partner

O hitec capacity
O-HITEC Capacity

Division of OCHIN

  • OCHIN’s 10-year history

  • Seven state presence

  • 100 employees strong

  • $20M Revenue

  • EHR technical expertise

  • $13M Regional Extension Center Federal Grant

  • Conduit for Federal EHR incentive funds to providers

Better care for our patients
Better care for our patients!

Quality Healthcare in the 21st Century







Eligible professionals
Eligible Professionals





Certified Nurse Midwives

Nurse Practitioners

Physician Assistants (if practicing in FQHC or RHC led by a PA)

  • Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy

  • Doctors of Dental Surgery or Medicine

  • Doctors of Podiatric Medicine

  • Doctors of Optometry

  • Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine

Page 1932 of Federal Registry Vol. 75 No. 8 dated January 13, 2010

Page 1907 of Federal Registry Vol. 75 No. 8 dated January 13, 2010

Am i eligible
Am I eligible?

Were at least 30% of your services furnished to Medicaid patients in an outpatient setting (20% if you are a pediatrician)

Did you perform 90% of your services in an inpatient hospital or emergency room setting?

Did you practice predominantly in an FQHC or RHC with 30% needy individual* patient volume threshold?

Do you treat Medicare patients?









  • Are you one of the following?

  • Physician

  • Dentist

  • Nurse practitioner

  • Certified nurse-midwife

  • Physician assistant practicing in an FQHC or RHC led by a physician assistant

  • Are you one of the following?

  • Doctor of medicine or osteopathy

  • Doctor of oral surgery or dental medicine

  • Doctor of podiatric medicine

  • Doctor of optometry

  • Chiropractor

You are currently NOT eligible to receive an EHR incentive under Medicare or Medicaid

You are currently NOT eligible to receive an EHR incentive under Medicare or Medicaid





If you adopt, implement or upgrade to or successfully demonstrate meaningful us of certified EHR technology, you may be eligible to receive and incentive under the Medicaid EHR incentive program

If you successfully demonstrate meaningful use, you may be eligible to receive an incentive under the Medicare EHR incentive program

* Needy individuals meet any of these criteria:

Receive medical assistance from Medicaid or CHIP

Furnished uncompensated care by the provider

Furnished services at either no cost or reduced cost based on a sliding scale

O hitec s vision
O-HITEC’s Vision

  • To use HIT as a catalyst to transform the delivery of primary care services to patients across the State of Oregon.

  • O-HITEC will focus on three overarching goals:

    • Bringing EHR technology to providers in small clinics still using paper charts;

    • Helping those who have “adopted” EHR systems providers achieve true meaningful use; and

    • Transforming the delivery of primary care.

Small primary care practices are priority
Small Primary Care Practices Are Priority

Witter, David M. Jr., Oregon Electronic Health Record Survey Ambulatory Practices and Clinics Spring 2009, Prepared for the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research

O hitec provides
O-HITEC Provides

Path to Meaningful Use


Use of EHR



A comprehensive package of products & services to get a clinician/practice to meaningful use

Vender selection
Vender Selection

  • O-HITEC will assist in:

  • Selecting a certified EHR from a pre-screened list of recommended EHRs,

  • Contracting with a vendor for EHR implementation &

  • Facilitating with the vendor to ensure a successful installation

Practices advised to use hosted ehrs
Practices Advised To Use Hosted EHRs

O-HITEC Sponsored EHRs*

Other EHRs being considered



  • Epic

  • Allscripts

  • Greenway

  • NextGen

    *subject to continued negotiations

Meaningful use evaluation and certification
Meaningful Use Evaluation and Certification

  • For members with a certified EHR installed, O-HITEC will:

    • Assess EHR use vs. federal meaningful use criteria,

    • Analyze the gap to get to meaningful use of the EHR,

    • Link members with the products & services needed to meet meaningful use certification.

Products services
Products & Services

Web Based Training


Products services1
Products & Services

Healthcare Improvement Advisors

  • O-HITEC will train & deploy Healthcare Improvement Professionals (HIPs)* to support O-HITEC member organizations in practice transformation to reach meaningful use of the EHR.

*HIPs will have the same training & skills provided in the 12-day IHI Improvement Advisor Course.

Products services2
Products & Services

Collaborative Learning Communities

Products services3
Products & Services


Data Warehousing

Supported EHR

Supported EHR

Supported EHR

Supported EHR

Data Warehouse

Products services4
Products & Services


  • O-HITEC members will have access to high quality consultative services for a discounted price.

Products services5
Products & Services

Group Purchasing

Compliance Assistance

HIPPA Package

Risk Assessment tools

Training & certification

Policy & procedure templates

Security and Compliance consultation

Available as fee for service

  • O-HITEC will provide members with negotiated group purchasing services for a variety of EHR and practice related products

  • Discounted 3rd party solutions such as:

    • Voice Recognition Software

    • Evidence @ the Point of Care

    • TeleVox (automated messaging)

Next steps
Next Steps

  • O-HITEC sign-up

  • Portal for provision of services required by Fed

  • Nominal fee to providers (less than $100 per month)

  • Fee pays for itself many times over!

  • or 503.943.2617

Thank you!