The Oregon public health system includes federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and other diverse partners working together to put healthy options and health-promoting services within reach for everyone in Oregon.
Public health plays an important role in Oregon’s health system transformation and the Health Authority is transforming the health care system in Oregon by improving the lifelong health of Oregonians, increasing the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians and lowering or containing the cost of care so it’s affordable to everyone.
Oregon Health Authority needed to provide timely and efficient receipt of electronic laboratory reports to Public Health disease surveillance programs but inconsistent message formats from multiple sources via multiple transport methods and limited IT infrastructure proved problematic. The Authority also had barriers regarding Meaningful Use test message validation and up-to-date syndromic surveillance data which needed to be addressed.
Read the Case Study to learn how Oregon Health Authority approached the challenge and how they've been using the solution.