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5 Things Oregon: Community information exchange, Bridge Program, Youth mental health

| Apr 14, 2022 | Oregon

As State of Reform continues to expand and grow, we're excited to announce that we've hired a new full time reporter to cover the intersection of health care and health policy in Oregon. Shane Ersland comes to State of Reform with over 10 years of journalism experience, having most recently...[ Read More ]

Q&A: OAHHS CEO discusses Oregon’s health care workforce shortage

| Apr 13, 2022 | Oregon

Becky Hultberg is the President and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Hultberg works with local and national government leaders, as well as business and citizen coalitions, and other professional health care organizations to enhance and promote community health and improve Oregon’s health care system. She...[ Read More ]

Cost growth target number aims to bring Oregon’s health care costs down

| Apr 8, 2022 | Oregon

Health officials have set a health care cost growth goal to help lower the cost of services for Oregonians.     Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Health Policy and Analytics Division Director Jeremy Vandehey discussed the rising costs of health care services in Oregon, and throughout the U.S., during a meeting...[ Read More ]

Dexter discusses plans for rolling out Oregon’s statewide health information exchange

| Apr 7, 2022 | Oregon

Rep. Maxine Dexter (D-Portland) discussed plans for rolling out House Bill 4150 initiatives with Oregon health officials Thursday.     Dexter joined Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) members during a meeting to discuss the bill. HB 4150 was passed on March 3rd. It will require the Oregon Health Authority’s...[ Read More ]

OHA to work with CCOs in plan to improve child health care

| Mar 31, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) officials plan to use data supplied by coordinated care organizations (CCO) to develop plans for improving child health care. The CCOs will create reports based on information they learn about their patients, particularly regarding what their main behavioral needs are.     OHA CCO Metrics Coordinator...[ Read More ]

Committee votes to implement screening tool to help with patients’ social needs

| Mar 29, 2022 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee will implement a patient screening tool that is designed to help identify and address the various social needs different patients have. Social needs could include food security, housing, and transportation.     Committee members discussed the tool during a March...[ Read More ]