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Clinician Academy Featured in Oregon Medical Association Magazine

Announcements - July 17, 2017

The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) shares information about the Clinician Academy in their most recent issue of Medicine in Oregon. The article, "Uncovering the Spark: Oregon’s Clinician Academy Combats Provider Burnout," covers the Clinician Academy and its work to improve care and reduce provider burnout.

America’s Most Valuable Care: Discovering High-Value Primary Care Providers

Blog - June 16, 2017
Tara DeBach

Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), with support from the Peterson Center on Healthcare, set out to identify common attributes found among high-performing primary care organizations. CERC reviewed national quality and cost data, and has identified 11 primary care organizations that are delivering exceptional value to their patients. Most importantly, they have key features in common, which can serve as a blueprint for others to achieve high performance.

Q Corp and HealthInsight Agree to Merge

Announcements - May 26, 2017

The governing boards of Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) and HealthInsight Management Corporation have approved a merger of the organizations and their operations in Oregon.

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, MPA HA

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.