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Q&A with Erin Georgen on Washington's single-payer healthcare initiative

Emily Boerger | Apr 9, 2018 | Washington

Erin Georgen is the Chair of the Initiative Writing Committee at Whole Washington. She sat down with State of Reform to discuss I-1600, Whole Washington’s single-payer healthcare initiative. The initiative looks to create a single nonprofit entity called the whole Washington health trust to provide essential health benefits for all...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Dr. Gordon Moore, 3M

Kylie Walsh | Apr 9, 2018 | Washington

Dr. Gordon Moore is Senior Medical Director at 3M Health Information Systems. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss micro and macro measurements. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the difference between macro and micro measurements in healthcare, and why they’re both important and...[ Read More ]

Judge: Ferguson’s suit against one of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers will go forward

| Apr 9, 2018 | Washington

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the state’s devastating opioid epidemic will continue, a King County judge ruled today, rejecting Purdue’s request to dismiss the case. Ferguson’s lawsuit accuses Purdue, one of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers, of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on...[ Read More ]

SCI Solutions acquires digital patient engagement company DatStat

| Apr 4, 2018 | Washington

SCI Solutions (SCI), a leading patient access and care coordination software company, today announced it has acquired DatStat, a leading provider of patient engagement and digital health tools. The combination of SCI’s market-leading patient scheduling, referral management and revenue cycle software with DatStat’s digital self-service tools for pre-visit preparation, secure messaging,...[ Read More ]

EvergreenHealth CEO, Robert Malte, announces retirement plans

| Apr 4, 2018 | Washington

Robert “Bob” Malte announced he plans to retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer of EvergreenHealth, by the end of 2018, after nearly eight years in the role and a 42-year career in health care leadership. “Bob has been at the helm of our system during a period of...[ Read More ]

Providence purchases Adventist Health buildings in Walla Walla

| Apr 3, 2018 | Washington

Providence Health & Services-Washington has purchased four vacant buildings on the site where Adventist Health closed Walla Walla General Hospital last year. Adventist Health chose Providence following its request for proposals from potential buyers. This purchase allows Providence to fulfill a community need for greater access to primary care and outpatient surgical...[ Read More ]