CHITO Whitepaper Aimed to Align Health Measurement in Oregon Released Today

The Collaborative for Health Technology in Oregon (CHITO), a strategic multi-stakeholder alliance created to align and improve the planning, execution, utility, and efficiency of Health Information Technology (HIT) in Oregon, has released a whitepaper to help determine an overarching set of measures that can be used to guide health care … Continued

OCHIN & Partners Approved for $8.69 Million in Second Phase of Development of PCORnet, a New National Clinical Research Network

OCHIN and its partners has been approved for a three-year $8.69 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of the second phase of the development of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. Partners in this project include CareOregon, Fenway Health, Health Choice Network, Kaiser … Continued

Kaiser Permanente Helps Community Health Centers Implement New Medication Protocol Aimed at Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2015 — Prescriptions for a medication regimen to reduce heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes increased by nearly 40 percent after community health centers implemented Kaiser Permanente’s “ALL” quality improvement protocol, according to a new study published in Implementation Science, an open access journal … Continued

UPDATED! OCHIN CMO Dr. Scott Fields Contributes to AHRQ Article: “Using Health Information Technology to Support Quality Improvement in Primary Care”

OCHIN’s CMO, Dr. Scott Fields, recently contributed to an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) article about Health IT for quality improvement in the primary care setting. The article, which appears in full on the the AHRQ website, is excerpted below: “Revitalizing the primary care system in the United … Continued

OCHIN Research Publication: Effect of Expanding Medicaid for Parents on Children’s Health Insurance Coverage

OCHIN’s research team, together with partners from OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine and Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, contributed to a recently published study in Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics. Excerpt from www.jamapediatrics.com: “In the United States, health insurance is not universal. Observational studies show an association … Continued