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Carl Brown Named to Prestigious National Cancer Policy Forum

Carl G. Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, has been appointed to represent the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) on the Institute of Medicine ( IOM) National Cancer Policy Forum. The Forum is charged with enhancing mutual understanding of key cancer policy issues among the scientific community, cancer organizations, federal agencies and the general public. Its convening activities promote discussions about potential opportunities for action.

Health Care Study Explores the Impact of Housing on Health Care Use, Costs and Outcomes

Survey of residents at Bud Clark Commons shows a 55 percent reduction in health care costs when individuals have stable housing and access to health care services

A recent study of residents at The Apartments (at Bud Clark Commons indicates a direct relationship between stable housing and both the reduction in health care costs and in improved health care outcomes for Medicaid members. The study, conducted by the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) at Providence Portland Medical Center on behalf of Health Share of Oregon and Home Forward, found that health care costs, including emergency room visits and hospitalizations, fell by over 50 percent in the first six months after a resident moved into stable housing, and continued to dip in the second and third years after moving in. Concurrently, residents reported significant reductions in unmet needs for physical and mental health care and better health overall.

HIMSS Oregon: Modernization. Transformation. Results!

The HIMSS Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) today announced the speaker line-up for their 2014 annual technology & education symposium “Modernization. Transformation. Results!” which will take place on Monday, April 28th, 2014 10:00am – 7:00pm at the Salem Convention Center in at 200 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97301.

Study: ACA Enrollment to Date vs. 2014 & 2016 Expectations

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) shows that as of March 1, the ACA’s health insurance marketplaces had enrolled 61 percent of the projected 2014 enrollment. With White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s announcement Tuesday that enrollment exceeded 7 million on the last day of open enrollment, experts say the percentage is likely much higher.

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