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Oregon has significant improvements, some worsening in healthy system performance

| May 31, 2018 | Oregon

The Commonwealth Fund recently released the 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which analyzed more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Oregon ranks 11th overall in the nation, a significant improvement from recent years. Oregon also made improvements in Access & Affordability and...[ Read More ]

Democratic Party of Hawaii elects new Chair

| May 30, 2018 | Hawaii

The Democratic Party of Hawai’i has elected Keali‘i Lopez as Party Chair. Lopez defeated current Party Chair Tim Vandeveer by a vote of 529-472. Both Lopez and Vandeveer issued statements in a joint press release. “The amount of enthusiasm and excitement at this year’s Convention was simply phenomenal,” said Lopez....[ Read More ]

California sees improvement in health system performance

| May 30, 2018 | California

The Commonwealth Fund recently released the 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which analyzed more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Overall, California’s health system performance ranks 14th in the nation. California improved its overall ranking by 9, and saw improvements in 4 of the...[ Read More ]

Texas's health system performance among worst in nation

| May 30, 2018 | Texas

The Commonwealth Fund recently released the 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which analyzed more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Overall, Texas's health system performance ranks 44th in the nation. Texas ranks last in the nation for Access & Affordability. Baseline scores...[ Read More ]

HHSC provides update on improving procurement, contracting

| May 29, 2018 | Texas

The HHS Transition Legislative Oversight Committee received an update from Victoria Ford, HHSC’s Chief Policy Officer and Acting Chief Operating Officer, on the procurement and contracting services at the agency. Committee Chair Senator Jane Nelson opened the meeting with a brief explanation of the committee’s role in overseeing the HHSC’s...[ Read More ]

ZOOM+Care scores self, insurers in 2018 Zoom Transparency Report

| May 24, 2018 | Oregon

ZOOM+Care released its 2018 Zoom Transparency Report earlier this week, which also includes a health insurer scorecard. ZOOM+Care offers primary care and specialty care in neighborhood clinics throughout Portland and Seattle. It also offers ChatCare for less urgent needs and ZOOM+Care Super, its version of urgent care. The report starts...[ Read More ]