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What They're Watching: Deborah Rumsey

Kylie Walsh | Jul 19, 2017 | Oregon

Oregon's Most Wired hospitals

| Jul 10, 2017 | Oregon

Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association released their 2017 Health Care’s Most Wired survey. The survey measures the level of IT adoption in hospitals and health systems. The results show that Most Wired hospitals use patient engagement strategies at a higher percentage than all hospitals. Most Wired...[ Read More ]

OHA reports show Oregon hospitals remain financially stable under health care transformation

| Jul 10, 2017 | Oregon

Today the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released two reports related to the performance and stability of Oregon’s hospitals. Oregon’s hospitals are focusing on improving patient safety and the quality of care they provide, according to the third annual report of OHA’s Hospital Transformation Performance Program (HTPP). OHA also released the...[ Read More ]

Oregon Health Authority releases CCO Metrics 2016 Final Report

| Jul 7, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released its CCO Metrics 2016 Final Report that shows coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are making continued progress in transforming the state’s health care delivery system to bring better health, better care and lower costs to Oregonians. “Oregon’s innovative approach and continued investment to improving health...[ Read More ]

OHA, CareOregon announce new health care model specific to tribal needs

, | Jul 6, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today that CareOregon will build a care coordination model for American Indian/Alaska Native members in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) fee-for-service program. It will do this in coordination with all nine federally recognized Native American tribes in Oregon and the Native American Rehabilitation Association...[ Read More ]

5 Things OR: Two trends, Ralph Prows, CBO score

| Jun 29, 2017 | Oregon

I'm trying to find a distraction from health policy in the Italian hills of Umbria with my family, so I am 9 hours ahead of Oregon at the moment. With the session (hopefully) ending soon, and Congress about to go on break, hopefully we'll all be without the distraction of...[ Read More ]

Senate health reform bill would triple Oregon uninsured rate and increase costs for state budget

, | Jun 28, 2017 | Oregon

The proposal from leadership in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cause nearly 440,000 Oregonians to lose health coverage as early as 2021, according to a new analysis from state health policy experts and insurance regulators. As a result, Oregon’s uninsured rate would triple from...[ Read More ]