Jan Johnson

Tuition Rises at OHSU in Spite of Higher Revenues, Philanthropy

OHSU anticipates receiving the $50 million surplus note from Moda Health that was used for transformation initiatives.

Oregon Health & Science University’s operating income rose $83 million in fiscal 2015, $26 million over target based on patient revenue, board members learned yesterday. They also decided to raise tuition by as much as 4 percent for incoming students.

Electronic Health Records Critical to Chronic Disease Management

Hernandez-Cancio, director of Health Equity, Families USA, gave that message at the Latino Health Equity Conference last week.

The best way to discover who’s not getting adequate chronic disease care is mining electronic health records, according to Hernandez-Cancio, director of Health Equity, Families USA, who spoke at Familias en Accion’s Latino Health Equity Conference last week.

Lynne Saxton Speaks Out on Public Health

The administrator of the Oregon Health Authority spoke to public health officials about modernization efforts.

Sustaining coordinated care organizations financially “dovetails with public health modernization,” according to Lynne Saxton, director of the Oregon Health Authority. “Modernization is the single greatest opportunity to integrate into the CCOs.

Teen-launched Nonprofit Breaks Social Boundaries

At 17, Nadya Okamoto’s organization supplies menstrual needs to homeless women throughout the Portland area, internationally

When Nadya Okamoto’s mom lost her job, the family was technically homeless, although they lived with a friend. Suddenly, her bus rides to Catlin Gabel, where she’s a scholarship student, took two hours and brought her into contact with homeless women.

Doses, Packaging and Labeling of Retain Marijuana Under Discussion

A scientific advisory committee organized by the Oregon Health Authority may take its lead from Colorado.

How much of the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis should be in a “single serving” of marijuana edible product and how should that retail product be packaged and labeled? Those questions faced a scientific review committee organized by the Oregon Health Authority last week.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact Illness, Unemployment and Disability

People who have been traumatized at a young age have their lives shortened by 20 years, according to Jane Stevens, who spoke in Portland recently.

Trapped in a culture of blame, shame and punishment, too many people are thrown in jail, suspended from school and re-traumatized in caregiving situations when what they need is understanding what’s happened to them, nurturing safety and a chance to heal themselves.

Childhood Trauma Impacts Serious Health Problems Later in Life

The police, military and communities across Oregon are attempting to treat adverse childhood trauma with uncommon common sense.

The Hillsboro Police Department, the U.S. military and a broad spectrum of organizations across education, juvenile justice, mental health, human services, health care, and law enforcement are trying mindfulness and resilience frameworks to deal with the long-term effects of childhood trauma.

Patient Safety Commission Increases Fees

It’s the first increase since the commission was created in 2003.

The Oregon Patient Safety Commission is accepting public comment through June 17, on its 2015-2017 biennium budget, which includes the first fee increase since the commission was created in 2003.

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