Less Paperwork, More Patient Focus Can Dramatically Improve Care, Expert Says

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Inefficiency continues to plague the medical system, according to Dr. David Reuben director and professor geriatric medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine

November 16, 2011 -- Surveys of doctors show that now more than half think that providing higher-quality medicine may lead to losses in their earning power, a belief that may help explain why an exceptionally high number of patients don’t get recommended care, according to Dr. David Reuben MD, who spoke at the OHSU Foundation for Medical Excellence annual lecture earlier this week.

OHSU Mirror Therapy Expert to Provide Free Training in Vietnam

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Pain specialist wins grant to teach therapy for amputees in nation with high prevalence of people who've lost limbs

November 16, 2011 -- Oregon Health & Science University's Beth Darnall, Ph.D., is an international expert on a novel therapy for "phantom limb pain" — real pain suffered by people who have had an arm or leg amputated. Darnall has studied and treats people with "mirror therapy," which lessens or eliminates the pain by tricking the amputee's brain into believing there was no amputation.

Thomas Aschenbrener Honored by OHSU

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He joined nine other leaders who helped establish Oregon as a national leader in nursing education

May 20, 2011 – Thomas Aschenbrener, president of Northwest Health Foundation, was honored for his exceptional leadership in advocating for nursing, for supporting nursing education and for his longtime commitment to public health in Oregon by the School of Nursing at Oregon Health & Science University.

Legislators Skeptical of Primary Care Transformation

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They question whether legislation aimed at creating a research center and a statewide network of primary care training programs is enough
February 16, 2011 -- Oregon’s broken healthcare system can be transformed by focusing on community-based primary care, according to doctors and advocates who testified before the House Health Care Committee February 9.

We Need to Revise the Mission of State Medical Schools

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The hidden tax in under funding medical education has pushed medical schools into operating as businesses
September 22, 2010 -- About 40 years ago, anti-tax sentiments gained a foothold within the electorate as many Americans became convinced that lower taxes would make them better off. The anti-tax advocates were very successful at getting their agenda enacted at the state and federal level.


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