Another deadline from the Affordable Care Act will hit the Oregon healthcare industry a little over a year from now, and the state is not yet ready to make the transition.
July 26, 2012 -- Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed a patient safety and defensive medicine workgroup to develop recommendations on medical malpractice reform for the 2013 legislative session. That workgroup, which holds its first meeting August 2, is expected to submit its recommendations to the interim committees of the legislature by
The goals of the workgroup are:
From the Oregon Patient Safety Commission
June 24, 2011 -- The Regence Foundation announced that it has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission to develop a tool kit and implementation strategy to help hospitals alert Oregonians in the event that they have been harmed by a medical error. The grant is part of The Regence Foundation’s annual employee-nominated grant competition.