News

How Wallace Medical Concern is Engaging Patients

Blog - April 9, 2015
Bill Roller, Wallace Medical Concern
We reached out to Wallace Medical Concern to learn about their efforts to engage patients via implementation of a My Chart portal, providing online access of medical information to patients.

OHA Establishes Statewide Collaborative for Trauma Informed Care

Blog - April 1, 2015
Diane K. Yatchmenoff, PhD, Trauma Informed Oregon
All over the country, across health care and many other service systems, there is increasing understanding about the long-term impact of adversity and trauma on health and wellbeing.

Oregon’s Coordinated Care Model: Inspiring Health System Innovation

Blog - March 13, 2015
Summer Boslaugh, OHA CCO Transformation Center
Read about and access materials from the OHA Transformation Center's second annual coordinated care model summit, Oregon's Coordinated Care Model: Inspiring Health System Innovation, which was held in December 2014.

Redesigning Primary Care: Efforts from the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

Blog - March 11, 2015
David Dorr, MD, MS, and Raja Cholan, Care Management Plus

Concerns around health care costs and quality remain at the forefront several years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and policymakers in the United States are eager to learn more about innovative efforts to redesign care delivery and provider payment.

Share the Care: An Interview with Amireh Ghorob

Blog - March 5, 2015
Kate Elliott, Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute
The Institute interviewed health care transformation and redesign expert Amireh Ghorob, MPH, about Share the Care, a patient-focused team-based approach to primary care.

The Importance of Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

Blog - February 25, 2015
Colleen Reuland, OPIP
The concept of medical home was first introduced in 1967 by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a model specifically designed for children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN). Though conversations around medical home have drifted toward a focus on adults with chronic conditions, the CYSHCN population could benefit most from this model.