Understanding Patient Experiences of Childhood Cancer

Understanding Patient Experiences of Childhood Cancer In partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University’s (OHSU) Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Initiative (OCTRI), OCHIN is proud to be part of this unique qualitative study that employs the Database of Individual Patient Experiences (DIPEx) approach to better understand the experience of childhood … Continued

NAPCRG Recap Part 2: Patient-Centered Care

By Nate Warren, MPH, Research Associate Another large topic addressed at NAPCRG, admitting I’m pushing the boundary to encompass several sub-topics under one theme, was patient-centered care. I’m referencing the Institute of Medicine’s definition here as “providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and … Continued

NAPCRG Recap Part 1: Social Determinants of Health

By Teresa Schmidt, MS, OCHIN Research Analyst This year, the annual meeting for the North American Primary Research Group (NAPCRG) was in Montreal, Quebec. Seven members of OCHIN’s research team were able to attend (photo by Les Enfants Terribles). Social Determinants of Health A large topic of interest at the … Continued

ASCEND: Approaches to CHC Implementation of SDH Data Collection and Action

By Ashley Kroll, JD, MPH Social determinants of health (SDH) are environmental and social aspects of patients’ lives that are increasingly recognized as important to clinical care and health. A national movement is now urging health care providers to identify patients’ SDH and act on their SDH-related needs. This is … Continued

OCHIN Researchers Look Forward to NAPCRG 2017 Annual Meeting

The North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) hosts their 45th Annual Meeting this weekend. They anticipate that over 900 primary care researchers will meet for five days in beautiful Montreal, Quebec to discuss the latest in the field. OCHIN is proud to have a strong presence this year with … Continued

The Impact of Patient Complexity on Health Care Utilization

By Anna Templeton and the Project Study Team Social determinants of health (SDH), including the economic, social, and environmental characteristics of communities where people live, affect a wide range of health outcomes and risks. A large body of research suggests that SDH may contribute as much or even more to … Continued

Dr. Jennifer DeVoe, OCHIN, and OHSU Finish IMPACCT Kids Care Study

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer DeVoe, OCHIN, and OHSU on recently finishing the IMPACCT Kids Care study, the first Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded study to successfully complete the PCORI peer review process. The study evaluated the effectiveness of insurance tracking tools in the electronic health records at community … Continued

Introduction to OCHIN’s Patient Investigators: Part 1

The OHSU and OCHIN Research teams recently collaborated on a blog post with three Patient Engagement Panel (PEP) members to explore why they became Patient Investigators. “Traditionally, research is thought of as something that people with PhDs in “ivory towers” do to people in the general public. They create a … Continued