May 10, 2013
Kaiser Permanente Northwest has become the latest member to join the Oregon Health Network, a national rural healthcare pilot program and subsidiary of OCHIN, one of the nation's largest health information networks.
April 29, 2013
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to track the health of a population: the average blood pressure of a large group of people, the rate of mental illness, the average weight. Epidemiologists have been collecting this kind of data for years, but now, in Oregon, there is cold, hard cash riding on these metrics.
April 28, 2013
As the funding for ONC’s HIT Workforce Development Program draws to a close the office – and a significant chunk of participating colleges – are looking at ways to advance the curriculum, as well as strengthen ties to vendors and hospitals.
April 28, 2013
Three subcommittees of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held hearings March 18-21 to investigate issues involving mobile health – particularly how to keep innovation flowing without over-regulating, or endangering patients.
April 22, 2013
Oregon Health & Science University and Intel Corp. are teaming up to develop next-generation computing technologies that advance the field of personalized medicine by dramatically increasing the speed, precision and cost-effectiveness of analyzing a patient's individual genetic profile.
April 08, 2013
Since 2007, and in the wake of the Great Recession, an additional 10 million Americans have enrolled in Medicaid, at the same time that states' tax revenue declined. But those long-plagued by Medicaid debt are starting to address their problems, several states are forging ahead with accountable care innovations and the consumer experience is becoming an increasingly important point of focus as states begin to modernize their systems.
March 26, 2013
Oregon Health & Science University is notifying some 4,000 patients after an unencrypted laptop containing their personal health information was stolen. Officials say the laptop was stolen from an OHSU surgeon's Hawaii vacation rental home late February.
March 22, 2013
Three subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee just concluded three hearings on mobile health March 18-21, looking for "the sweet spot and that fine line," between patient safety regulations and freedom of innovation, as it was described by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) at the opening of the hearings.
March 19, 2013
Providence Health & Services, the not-for profit Catholic health system, plans to expand its roll-out, across its 32-hospitals, of a data warehouse platform and analytic technology from Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst.
February 26, 2013
OCHIN, a nonprofit focused on quality health information technology, has acquired Oregon Health Network, a Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality, access and delivery of healthcare to all Oregonians.
February 21, 2013
The government will award nearly $300 million to 25 states to improve healthcare delivery. Called State Innovation Model awards, the funding is made available under the Affordable Care Act.
February 20, 2013
A new report released Tuesday recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee have come out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.
January 21, 2013
Eleven states have received $1.5 billion more in grants from the Health and Human Services Department to support their creation of health insurance exchanges, which must be ready in October for enrollment season.
December 20, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the National Academy for State Health Policy are working together to help "trailblazer" states better align their health IT activities with healthcare delivery system reform efforts.
November 27, 2012
The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible.
November 06, 2012
iMedX Inc., a healthcare software and services company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Greenlight Transcription, LLC. ("Greenlight"). With this acquisition, iMedX adds Greenlight's many clinics in Oregon to its customer base.
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October 19, 2012
Physician groups in five states are poised to expand their participation in a Cigna-led accountable care program, with two additional states slated to newly join the collaborative, officials announced Thursday.
October 12, 2012
A $1 million grant awarded to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will fund research to address some of the challenges connected to EHRs and create smarter EHR systems.
October 05, 2012
The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium, which seeks to improve safety and reduce costs in the blood supply chain through use of radio-frequency identification technology, announced Friday that Beaverton, Ore.-based S3Edge has been tapped to commercialize a new RFID and barcode-based blood product tracking technology.
October 02, 2012
The ever-increasing ability of both doctors and patients to send and receive healthcare data on the move is adding some weight to the health information exchange debate, but issues remain with security and a reluctance to share information.