Transforming Behavioral Health Care in Oregon
through Information Technology Forum

Best Practices, Challenges and Lessons Learned


8 – 9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks Erick Maddox, Executive Director, Reliance eHealth Collaborative
9:10 – 9:50 a.m.
Transforming Health Care Delivery in Oregon through Technology and Robust Health Information Exchange Susan Otter, Director of Health IT, Oregon Health Authority
9:50 – 10:30 a.m.
Bridging the Information Divide: Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health Information for Patient-Centered Care – Gina Bianco, Consultant for Reliance eHealth Collaborative
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break, Networking and Consent Model Demonstrations
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Overcoming Challenges: Legal and policy stands in the way of electronic behavioral health information exchange; learn how these organizations worked to break down barriers and solve workflow challenges – Ed Smith Burns, La Clinica; Richard Rose, Klamath Basin Behavioral Health; Ralph Summers, PacificSource; and Danni Swafford , Addictions Recovery Center
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Value of Integrated Care: Health and social service providers discuss the value of having access to behavioral health information to better treat the whole person and coordinate care Laurel Brown (Birch Grove Clinic); Janet Hamilton, Project Access Now and Paul Matz, MD, Providence Medical Group
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Debut of Consumer Education Video
Reactor Panel: Best Practices for Providing Informed Consent  Kayla Sells, Deschutes County Healthy Department and Ramona Ropek, Mid- Columbia Center for Living
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break and Transition to Roundtable Discussions
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussions (Four 20-Minute Sessions)
Track 1: Clinical and Policy
Track 2: Data and Technology
The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Model: Lessons learned so far and how it will inform the future of BH in Oregon Stan Gilbert, Klamath Basin Behavioral Health; and Ramona Ropek, Mid-Columbia Center for Living
How HIE in Oregon benefited from Federal funding to support a transformed health care system through common consent, VA and PDMP connectivity; clinical notifications, and population health reporting Susan Otter, Oregon Health Authority and Gina Bianco, Reliance eHealth Collaborative
Legal and Policy mechanics of exchanging 42 CFR Part 2 protected information through a health information exchange Ed Smith Burns, LaClinica and Sarah Matthews, Reliance eHealth Collaborative Role of HIE /HIT plays in informing coordinated and value-based care models; how BH organizations use data to develop innovative, outcome based models of care Brandon Gatke, Cascadia Behavioral Health
No EHR? No Problem! Learn best practices for using HIE to achieve patient-centered care, gain workflow efficiencies and improve care coordination across the care continuum Danni Swafford, Addictions Recovery Center and Mariela Owen, Reliance eHealth Collaborative Best practices for working with EHR vendors to exchange information and overcome challenges (e.g. technical capabilities, required legal agreements, negotiating costs) Michael Thomas, Mosaic Medical and Paula Weldon, Reliance eHealth Collaborative and others
Understanding OHA’s Behavioral Health Collaborative Blueprint for creating a 21st Century BH system; provide feedback and recommendations Michael Morris, OHA Addictions and Mental Health Division HIT/HIE within Oregon’s BH landscape: adoption, use, needs, and barriers. Learn about OHA’s Toolkit and give feedback and recommendations for funding and policy considerations Marta Makarushka, OHA Office of Health IT and Veronica Guerra, OHA Department of Human Services
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. The promise of HIE: A Use Case for fully integrated health services to achieve outcomes based patient-centered care
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Wrap up and Call to Action