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OHSU reports highest revenue, profit of any Oregon hospital, as its status as an academic and research leader sets it apart

Oregon Health & Science University plays an outsized role in the state’s healthcare world, so perhaps it’s little surprise that OHSU’s hospital is the most profitable, one of the busiest, and reports the highest revenue in Oregon.

Sep 2 2015
The clout of CCOs can create challenges, opportunities officials find at Bay Area, Blue Mountain, Coquille Valley, Curry General, Harney District, Lake District, Lower Umpqua, Pioneer Memorial, Southern Coos and Wallowa Memorial

These are challenging times for public hospital districts, especially the tiny taxpayer funded districts that serve some of Oregon’s most remote communities.

Aug 26 2015
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The Oregon Health Authority expects to release detailed information very soon about which coordinated care organizations will see their rates decrease for 2015 after the agency reviewed their cost reports.

The looming question is which other hospitals will join the newly created OHSU Partners.

Now that OHSU, Salem Health and Tuality Healthcare are joining hands to create a new endeavor, is there another hospital or two waiting in the wings?

She also briefed the Health Policy Board on the financial deficits facing her agency over the next six years.

Lynne Saxton’s very close to deciding on a chief health systems officer to oversee the coordinated care organizations, and expects to announce her decision by late September, and also hire a Medicaid director by mid-October, along with an external relations director  and business IT lead.

Oregon will have to contribute an additional $500 million in the next two-year budget to meet its share of the expansion of healthcare coverage for the state’s poorest residents. Meanwhile, the Addictions and Mental Health Division has disappeared to be combined with a separate division, and activists complain about the loss of a full-time HIV care manager.

The Oregon Health Authority has been undergoing significant restructuring on the watch of Director Lynne Saxton, forcing some painful decisions about personnel, and creating anxiety for health advocates -- but as disruptive as these changes may feel now, they’re likely to feel minor compared to t

OHSU reports highest revenue of any Oregon hospital, likely a reflection of several factors: because of its affiliations with researchers and academics, it provides a disproportionate share of complex, high-cost treatments.

This is from The Lund Report's 2014 look at hospitals. It has been re-printed as we revisit these hospitals in 2015. The most recent report is available to premium subscribers.

CCOs will be held accountable starting next year for reducing tobacco use.

Oregon’s Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee started combing through a draft $19.7 million 2015-2017 budget, one that looks similar to the $19.8 million 2013-2015 budget with a few changes.

The latest job postings include listings from Washington County, The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Greenfield Health.

The Lund Report is pleased to announce that jobs posted to our job board, Health Hires, are now being distributed to a national audience through the employment listing aggregator Jobs2Careers.com.

The clinic focused on behavioral health techniques rather than relying on narcotics

The North Coast Pain Clinic has moved to Warrenton and is preparing to open clinics in Tillamook and Columbia counties to help Oregonians suffering from chronic pain.

The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee also requested information about Cover Oregon officials from Governor Kate Brown.

It’s unknown what prompted the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee to back away from holding a hearing on Cover Oregon, the state’s defunct health insurance exchange.

Enabling health information technologies coupled with data analytics and biomedical informatics facilitate our ability to make a difference in the lives of others.

OPINION -- One need only spend a few days at an international meeting of biomedical informaticians, physicians, and other scientists to realize quite quickly that many countries across the globe are experiencing many of the same issues in their healthcare systems as we are in the United States.

ZOOM+Performance helps people achieve human potential with food, movement and relationships as medicine

HILLSBORO, Ore., September 1, 2015 -- ZOOM+, the innovator of on-demand healthcare and Performance Health Insurance, announced today its radical approach to primary care with the opening of the first-of-its-kind ZOOM+Performance Lab at 945 NW Lovejoy Street in the heart of Portland’s Pearl Distri

Portland, Ore., September 1, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Northwest Permanente, the physicians group that provides medical care to Kaiser Permanente members, has unanimously selected Imelda Dacones, MD, as its next president and executive medical director.