Patient transportation and a Native American peer-to-peer health project dominated Health Share’s Community Advisory Council’s October meeting.
The transition from TriMet to Access2Care, which offers rides for non-emergency medical visits, is experiencing some bumps in the road.
Last year, Portlander Jessica Coshatt was asked to speak at the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference in New Orleans.
“So I agreed to do it,” said the 28-year-old peer wellness specialist for homeless youth. “Then I thought, ‘Wait a minute, what did I just do?’ “
How did Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations perform on outcomes and quality in 2014?
The results are in and, while largely positive, the answers are mixed.
The restructuring of the Oregon Health Authority has been completed, with seven new divisions now reporting to Lynne Saxton, its director.
How assured can Oregon college students be about on-campus medical privacy when they return to school in the fall?
Perhaps a bit more than before, given legislation passed this June to tighten up student privacy records in cases of sexual abuse or assault.
Dr. Ralph Prows, who had been CEO of the Oregon Health CO-OP, has left Oregon after 22 years, with his wife, Susan, to head back to their roots in New Orleans. He’ll become president of Ochsner Health Network on July 8.
Now in its 15th year, Portland-based OCHIN (Oregon Community Health Information Network) is growing by leaps and bounds – providing technical services to a broader range of healthcare providers and adding to its payroll.
Home care for frail patients reduced hospital readmissions, monitored care more closely and saved more than $25 million in federal funds, according to results from a 2013 national study released June 18.
In the end, nurses at Providence Newberg Medical Center won a lopsided victory to be the last Providence acute-care hospital to join the Oregon Nurses Association on Thursday night.