electronic health records

How Complexity Complicates the Healthcare System

As of this time, there are inadequate requirements for interoperability, usability, or to measurable outcomes in quality of care delivered to the member.

OPINION -- “Doctors aren’t as smart as they used to be,” a financial advisor recently informed me. I thought he was going to tell me a story of bad investments. Instead, he talked about interactions he’d had with his healthcare providers. He noted how distracted they’d become.

Preliminary Data Shows Decrease in ER Visits

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Oregon Health Authority's third-quarter health systems transformation report also shows gains in adoption of electronic health records and the number of patients with primary care homes

The first nine months of data on coordinated care organizations performance show most of Oregon's 16 coordinated care organizations improving in most areas for which benchmarks are available – with a 13 percent dro

OCHIN O-HITEC’s Experience with Oregon Medical Providers and EHR Adoption Confirms Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report

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The GAO Report stated that partnering with a Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center like the Oregon Health Information Technology Center (O-HITEC), increases the provider’s likelihood to receive EHR Incentive Payments

August 3, 2012 -- Over the past two years, Oregon’s Health Information Technology Extension Center (O-HITEC) has been working with Oregon healthcare providers to overcome the challenges of adopting
and implementing electronic health records (EHRs).

This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that healthcare providers who partnered with Regional Extension Centers (O-HITEC) were more than twice as likely to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

Oregon Providers and Hospitals Received Federal Incentive Payments for 'Meaningful Use' to Implement Electronic Health Record Technology

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More than $2.5 million lands in Oregon in 2011 for early-adopter physicians and hospitals as part of the federal health reform's Affordable Care Act

January 31, 2012 --- A sizable, growing stream of federal incentive payments have made their way into Oregon to help doctors and hospitals defray costs of installing and using electronic health records to track, manage and follow up with their patients.

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