PSU & OHSU Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter presents: Primary Care Transformed to Improve Health in Oregon

Date: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. Doors 5:30pm. Program, Q&A, and networking reception 6:00-8:00pm.

Location: OHSU Center for Health & Healing (at base of sky tram) 3rd Floor, Room 1A & 1B

Tickets: FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.

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The Portland State University (PSU) & Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter is pleased to announce this interdisciplinary symposium on the development, implementation and evaluation of Oregon’s Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) program. The event will highlight this innovative model of delivering primary care, including implementation strategies, evidence of effectiveness, and lessons learned on the road toward improved health, better healthcare, and lower costs for Oregonians.


Expert panelists include Nicole Merrithew (Director of the PCPCH Program for the Oregon Health Authority), Dr. Sherril Gelmon (PCPCH program evaluator for Oregon Health Authority), and Kate Elliott (Oregon Healthcare Quality Corporation, representing the Patient Centered Primary Care Institute). A networking reception will follow the presentations.


The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School fills an educational void for health profession students by providing free online curriculum modules and hands-on learning opportunities focused on patient safety and quality improvement. The PSU/OHSU Chapter is committed to increasing access, decreasing error, and improving the quality of health and health services in our community through a collaborative interprofessional network. Our local chapter is part of an international movement that recognizes that we are all patients at some point and that patients should come first. To learn more, visit

A special thanks to our sponsors: the OHSU All-Hill Council, PSU's Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, OHSU's Department of Family Medicine, and OHSU's Office of the Provost.


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