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HiMSS Oregon, Population Health in Oregon Forum on November 10, 2015.

October 30, 2015

The healthcare industry is continuing its evolution from a fee-for-service model to a quality of care model. This trend will only accelerate after the announcement earlier this year by the Department of Health and Human Services plan to tie 50% of Medicare provider payments to value-based models. This enormous shift in care and payment models is helping to drive the growth of population health management. Through the promise of population health, hospitals plan to deliver better care by engaging the patient earlier, providing better care quality, reducing wasteful tests and treatments and enabling better coordinated care.

A critical leg of delivering this value-based care will be the hospitals' infrastructure. Electronic Medical Records are enabling providers to capture new data in pursuit of better patient care but organizations will need to be able to collect and synthesize large amounts of data into actionable improvements in care delivery.

In Oregon Asante, Bay Area Hospital, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Moda Health, Oregon Health & Science University, Salem Health, Sky Lakes Medical Center, and St. Charles Health System came together and founded Propel Health. By aligning providers, patients and payers, Propel Health offers the tools, technology, and resources to integrate care delivery and enhance the patient experience.

Panel Members:

* Melissa Davies, Director of Technology & Analytics, Propel Health

* Dr. Lee Milligan, Medical Director of Informatics (MDI), Asante Health System

* Dr. Stephanie Halvorsen, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine and Medical Director for Clinical Integration, OHSU

When: November 10, 2015, 5:30- 7:45 p.m.

Where: Kells, 112 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR

Registration and Costs: Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Registration fees: HiMSS Members $25, Non-Members $35, and students $15. To learn more about the speakers and register for the event go to

Sponsorship opportunities for this and future HiMSS Events are still available. Please contact Rex Eads at [email protected]

This event has been approved for up to 2.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).

About HIMSS Oregon: The Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is a professional organization dedicated to the development of healthcare information technology professionals throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. Our mission is to bring healthcare professionals together with their clinical and business partners in educational settings to explore issues of common concern, network with peers, and grow professionally by sharing knowledge and experience and by learning about new tools, methods and technologies. For more information contact Lisa Carufel at [email protected] or visit: