The Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board and Governor Stitt have approved the proposed emergency rules to implement the statewide health information exchange.
OHCA is thankful for the feedback of Oklahoma patients and providers in creating these emergency rules which encourages improved collaboration among different healthcare providers while protecting a patient’s right to privacy. OHCA remains committed to creating a streamlined, holistic health care approach and improving health outcomes for Oklahomans through the HIE.
The new rules include:
Broad exemptions that allow any provider seeking an exemption to be granted one;
Refined and added definitions;
Clarification on required participation;
Continued adherence to state and federal law regarding patient disclosure and consent;
Defined fees, including participation fee, connection fee and grant funds to cover connection fees.
View the emergency rules here.
Learn more about the HIE below. Click below to register to join, or seek an exemption.
The passage of Senate Bill 1369 in 2022 changed the laws around health information exchange (HIE). The Office of the State Coordinator for HIE is the office within the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) that holds oversees the state-designated entity (SDE) for HIE, MyHealth Access Network. The HIE allows health information to flow seamlessly to and from authorized organizations and providers in Oklahoma.
To enhance health care delivery in Oklahoma by providing timely access to a secure and trusted health information ecosystem while protecting individual privacy.
To help realize Oklahoma’s goal of becoming a top ten healthy state.
Establishing a connection to the HIE can take substantial time to complete, therefore a health care provider will be considered to have met the requirement to report data once an application is submitted.
As defined in 317:30-3-35, providers licensed by and located in the State of Oklahoma and are not otherwise exempted, shall submit an application to report data to and utilize the HIE. Providers may register for an exemption from required participation as specified in 317:30-3-35, paragraph (f).
The HIE’s goal is to meet the needs of end users, allowing providers and their patients, hospitals and health systems, payers, state health agencies, and local health departments to have secure, accurate data available at the right time and place, for the right purposes.
Click below to complete an application for connection fee assistance, register to join, or seek an exemption.
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The HIE provides the capability to electronically collect, store, and share clinical information among disparate healthcare information systems while maintaining its privacy and security. The HIE facilitates appropriate and secure access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safe, more timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care. The HIE is helpful for connecting with multiple public health authorities to assist in the analyses of population health and the effectiveness of treatments.
OKSHINE connects providers throughout the state through our secure, online network to share patients’ virtual health records. Members include hospitals, ambulatory practices, ancillary services, behavioral health, specialty care providers, emergency medical services, social services organizations, and payers. Through OKSHINE, members track their patients care received outside of their facility to facilitate greater care coordination.