Kendra Hogue

New Statewide Health Portal Gears up for Launch

Signup is still on Healthcare.gov, but that will change on Feb. 6

The rollout of ONE -- the new statewide health insurance computer system -- and attempts to improve the Ride to Care program dominated Health Share’s Community Advisory Council last week.

Medicaid Non-emergency Transportation Stumbles During 2015 Transition

Health Share collaborated with FamilyCare to cover such services.

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.

Advocate for Homeless Youth Speaks from Experience

Portlander Jessica Coshatt recognized as a strong voice in healthcare community

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?’ “

OHA About to Hire Medicaid Director

Lynne Saxton, who appeared at yesterday’s Health Policy Board meeting, also indicated she’s been meeting with CCO leaders to discuss rates for 2016.

The restructuring of the Oregon Health Authority has been completed, with seven new divisions now reporting to Lynne Saxton, its director.

Student Medical Privacy Rules Tightened Up

The rape case at the University of Oregon spawns re-examination of FERPA rules, new Oregon privacy law

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.

Longtime Oregon Health Executive Heads Back to Louisiana

Oregon Health Co-op’s Prows reflects on Oregon’s past, future

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.

Portland-based innovator OCHIN is growing, hiring

Tech nonprofit adds Boston HealthNet contract, more than 15 employees to its 225-member office

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.

Study Shows Home Care for Frail Patients Saves Millions

Portland-based Housecall Providers lauded by Sen. Wyden for participation and success in national study

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.

Nurses’ Union Prevails in Newberg

Last Providence holdout in Oregon joins the Oregon Nurses Association

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.

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