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Judy Marvin takes over WHP

July 29, 2010 – Dr. Judy Marvin has been named executive director of Willamette Health Partners (WHP), the medical group run by Salem Hospital. She had been the hospital’s obstetric hospitalist, a physician champion for the Life Wings teamwork and communication initiative and co-creator of its new Physician Leadership Institute.

Meanwhile, Dr. Laurie McKeown has become director of physician practice development at the hospital, while Michelle Roberts serves as administrative director.


Terry Olson Leaves Regence

July 22, 2010 -- Dr. Terry Olson has left his position as medical director of The Regence Group, a position he held for four years, and is now working in California. Earlier he was medical director of Providence Health and Services. In that capacity, he focused on utilization management, the hospitalist program, and had operational oversight for Providence’s primary care clinics.

Sebelius Announces Final EHR Rules

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Now O-HITEC can begin working with primary care providers to help develop their EHR systems
July 20, 2010 -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced final rules to help improve Americans’ health, increase safety and reduce healthcare costs through expanded use of electronic health records (EHR). 

John Wagner leaves Regence for Providence

July 13, 2010 -- The Regence Group is losing John Wagner to Providence Health Plans. He leaves July 24 as vice president of network strategy provider operations and dental programs. A 2006 graduate of the Leadership Portland Program offered by the Portland Business Alliance, he joined the LifeWorks NW board in September 2007. Earlier he was on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of King County.


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