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The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma created the OHIET for the purposes of (1) promoting, developing, and
sustaining electronic health information exchange at the State level and (2) serving as Oklahoma’s “Qualified
State-Designated Entity,” for purposes of any federal grant money awarded to facilitate and expand the
electronic movement and use of health information among organization according to nationally recognized
The OHIET envisions that “every Oklahoman will benefit from the improved quality and decreased cost of
healthcare afforded by the secure and appropriate communication of their health information to all providers
involved in their care, raising the health status of individuals and the entire state population.” OHIET and its
partners provide information, education, funding, training, policy development and other support on health
information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) within the State and region.
The overarching goal of OHIET is to improve the health and quality of life for all Oklahomans by enabling
secure and appropriate flow of clinical health information to providers involved in their care. In addition OHIET
is committed to improving the health of Oklahomans through appropriate use of health care analytics to
support public health activities.
Through this RFC, OHIET is seeking to identify HIOs with the capability to meet the objectives and purposes
discussed in the OHIET Strategic and Operational Plan (http://www.ohiet.org/default.aspx). A critical milestone
in meeting these objectives is the development of a network of Certified HIOs capable of providing access to
health information exchange to all providers and other stakeholders within the State. An additional goal is to
enable all relevant providers (eligible provider and hospital as defined by ONC) to achieve meaningful use of
health information technology for stages 1 through 3.