Who We Are
The Ohio Health Information Partnership is a nonprofit entity whose mission is to assist physicians and other providers with the adoption and implementation of health information technology (HIT) throughout Ohio, specifically in the adoption and use of electronic health records. Funded through the Office of the National Coordinator of HIT within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we also are responsible for the creation of a technological infrastructure that will allow Ohio physicians, hospitals and healthcare professionals to electronically share patient health records across the state.
Our mission is to advance the adoption, implementation and meaningful use of electronic health record systems among healthcare providers and to facilitate and develop a statewide electronic health information exchange. These two initiatives will improve the safety, quality, accessibility, availability and efficiency of health care for Ohioans.
Our vision is to create a secure, sustainable health information exchange that:
- Ensures the protection of all patient records
- Enables providers to access necessary, patient-authorized health information
- Improves the overall level of health care provided throughout the state of Ohio
The goal of the Ohio Health Information Partnership is to create a trusted health information exchange, offering a value-added, integrated and seamless structure for enabling health data exchange to improve measureable health outcomes for Ohioans. To achieve this goal, we have established the following objectives:
- Promote the ability for providers to reach meaningful use to improve the quality of healthcare delivered;
- Provide a financially sustainable HIE that is not reliant on long-term public or grant support;
- Provide a technical architecture that ensures private and secure exchange of health information with disparate electronic health records (EHR) systems, regional health information organizations and exchanges in other states, using federally-endorsed standards and integration protocols;
- Develop a governance structure that operatesfairly and efficiently for all stakeholder groups throughout the state;
- Harmonize Ohio laws and regulations encompassing health information and exchange with national standards and requirements;
- Provide de-identified and aggregate clinical health data to address population health issues in Ohio in an administratively efficient manner.