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Over 2700 individual Oregon primary care providers are participating in a federal grant to help them purchase and more effectively use their EHR to improve patient care and advance health reform

January 18, 2012 -- In a state where technology is dominant – Oregon health care providers are rapidly adopting EHRs and advancing both state and national health reform initiatives.

Jan 18 2012
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Several recent transformational changes at Willamette Dental Group take company forward in access technology, and patient care

January 12, 2012 -- Willamette Dental Group, the Pacific Northwest’s largest multispecialty group dental practice, has recently undergone several transformational changes to its corporate strategy and development. Their intent and commitment is to implement significant improvements to increase customer satisfaction and to deliver superior patient care.

Jan 13 2012
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January 12, 2012 -- Primary care practices can now charge patients a set fee that is paid regularly, such as monthly, in return for specific health care services. However, doctor offices using this approach must register with the state.

Jan 13 2012
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January 12, 2012 -- The state of Oregon is looking for health care providers to adopt a primary care model designed for better health and lower costs. Across the state, more than 80 clinics already have applied to be officially recognized by the state as “patient-centered primary care homes.”

Jan 13 2012
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Last session, when Senate Bill 99 passed the Legislature, consumer groups expressed disappointment because the exchange wouldn’t have the ability to negotiate insurance rates

January 12, 2012 — Leaders of some of Oregon’s most progressive consumer groups signed onto a letter this week advocating for six priorities the staff and board of directors of Oregon's health insurance exchange should have this year as they work to create the exchange.

Jan 12 2012
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If approved by the Insurance Division, small businesses will see their rates increase by 4.5% in April and, jump by 8 percent starting in July

January 12, 2012 -- Before the Insurance Division approves the rate request for small employers by Regence BlueCross BlueShield, it needs to justify those increases, according to Laura Etherton, healthcare advocate for OSPIRG Foundation.

Jan 12 2012
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Three consultants from Harvard Kennedy School of Government are looking at the role of defense medicine and overutilization on medical costs

January 12, 2012— Malpractice reform has caught the attention of healthcare professionals at the national level because of its economic impact on reducing costs. A study conducted in 2010 by Amitabh Chandra, PhD, an economist and professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, estimated that 2.4% or approximately $60 billion annually could be attributed to malpractice claims.

Jan 12 2012
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He’ll represent the two-hospital system in the February legislative session

January 11, 2012 -- Mark Nelson, president of Public Affairs Counsel, has been hired to represent Salem Health, a regional two-hospital network that includes Salem Hospital and West Valley Hospital.

Jan 11 2012
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In 2010, 18 million pounds of toxic compounds were released by 271 facilities across Oregon

January 11, 2012 -- New data detailing a surge in toxic chemical releases in Oregon and nationwide went public last week, even as state regulators try to streamline efforts to manage industrial emissions that may be harmful to human health.

Jan 11 2012
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Campaign based on new state clinical guideline urges people with low back pain to stay active, avoid unnecessary health care services

January 11, 2012 -- For people with the most common type of low back pain, imaging tests don’t give doctors much information that’s useful for diagnosis or treatment and a non-prescription pain reliever is the best choice if medication is needed. Despite that, 2010 data shows at least 26 percent of Oregonians who received care for a new episode of simple low back pain received an imaging test and approximately 15 percent filled prescriptions for narcotic pain relievers within 90 days.

Jan 11 2012

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