OKSHINE: Oklahoma’s Statewide Health Information Exchange

In May 2021, Oklahoma State Health Information Network and Exchange (OKSHINE) was designated as the statewide health information exchange (HIE) for Oklahoma (SB574).

The Oklahoma Healthcare Transparency Initiative Act of 2022 established the Office of the State Coordinator for Health Information Exchange to create policies and oversee the state-designed entity (SDE) for HIE. Currently, MyHealth Access Network located in Tulsa, Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s SDE.

The Office of the State Coordinator for HIE established OHCA policy 317:30-3-35 “Oklahoma Statewide Health Information Exchange” in the fall of 2022.

Key provisions of this policy are highlighted below.

  • Policy applies to individuals and organizations licensed by the State of Oklahoma and/or organizations who employ or contract with such licensed individuals to provide services associated with their licenses to residents of Oklahoma. Such individuals and organizations will be known as and referred to as “providers” in the OHCA HIE policy.
  • By July 1, 2023, providers must establish a direct connection to MyHealth and submit health information/data in the form and format defined by the State Office of Coordinator for HIE.
  • By July 1, 2023, providers must begin utilizing MyHealth Provider Portal to access health information. Utilization reports will be produced by SDE, MyHealth, and must be submitted to the State.
  • Utilization metrics and benchmarks will be determined annually and published three (3) months prior to the commencement of each fiscal year.
  • There will be penalties for non-compliance with amounts to be determined.
  • Extensions due to financial hardship, size, or technological capability will be considered. Must provide detailed justification as to the hardship and plan to remediate or address it.

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