News

Standardizing Interpreting Services

Blog - May 5, 2017
Felicity Ratway, MA, CMI & Sara Jade Webb, MS

The Wallace Medical Concern  provides low cost medical and dental services in Southeast Portland and Gresham, Oregon. Around 47% of their patient population needs interpretation services, with Spanish being the language in which services are most often needed.

Comprehensive Primary Care, Plus More

Blog - April 25, 2017
Bhavaya Sachdeva, MPH

Sixty-four Oregon practices completed all four years of the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative at the close of 2016 after achieving significant improvements in quality and reducing utilization of care. In response, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched an advanced model of this initiative, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), in January 2017 with 156 enrolled Oregon practices supported by 15 local payers.

Announcing the Oregon MACRA Playbook Conference: Medicare's Quality Payment Program and the Move to Value-Based Care

Announcements - April 21, 2017

This event will provide a forum for various stakeholders, including primary care providers, specialists, independent practices, health systems, health care payers and policymakers, to hear the latest Quality Payment Program information from national experts and local health care leaders, and better understand what these changes mean for their organization.

Learning to Slow Down in Order to Go Fast

Blog - April 3, 2017
Megan O'Brien

In February 2017, I attended a “Practice Coaching for Primary Care Transformation” training in Portland, Oregon, developed and co-led by CareOregon and UCSF’s Center for Excellence in Primary Care. I came away with one overarching message from the week: in order to succeed with transforming our healthcare system, we need to slow down in order to go fast.

Learnings Shared at Recent Behavioral Health Event

Blog - March 28, 2017
Natalya Seibel

On March 17, 2017 the Institute partnered with the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center to host a learning and networking event for behavioral and mental health leaders and innovators from across Oregon.

Institute Partners for Behavioral Health Event

Announcements - March 24, 2017

On March 17, 2017 the Institute partnered with the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center to host Sustaining Integrated Care for Persons with Serious Behavioral Health Conditions, a full-day learning and networking event for behavioral and mental health leaders and innovators.

First Inter-professional Student Run Free Clinic to Open Late 2017

Blog - March 22, 2017
Emileigh Canales, MPH

Student-run free clinics have a long-standing history of helping meet the health needs of underserved populations while also enriching students’ professional education. With this in mind, students from Portland State University (PSU), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and Oregon State University (OSU) have joined forces with Transition Projects (TPI) to take student-run free clinics to a new level of interprofessional innovation by launching Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic (BCCC).