What They’re Watching: Dr. Michael Rohwer, PH Tech

Dr. Michael Rohwer, CEO of PH Tech, joined State of Reform at our Portland conference. There he raised concerns regarding the trend that he is seeing in the state to centralize health care systems and delivery.

“I think one of the things that we’re watching is the effects of the Oregon Health Authority and what they are planning to do,” Rohwer said.

Dr. Rohwer explains that when health care becomes centralized, the outcome is usually higher costs and reduced quality. He believes that the model takes away the community’s ability to innovate and drive reform that really works for its members.

PH Tech provides technology services to health care organizations that support efficient and collaborative systems for data and resources.