Author Archives: Andy Van Pelt

What CCOs Mean for Oregon

OAHHS produced a short infographic to convey the key points around Oregon’s health care transformation bill HB3650 — specifically the creation of CCOs, Community Care Organizations.  Help us spread the message about what CCOs mean for Oregon.

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OHSU Health Information Becomes Even More Mobile

A new cadre of smart phone users now has access to their OHSU patient records thanks to a new Android application. Last year, the MyChart application was released for Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads. Now Android users have access to their health … Continue reading

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Albany hospital aims to reduce readmissions, create connections

Over the past year, Samaritan Albany General Hospital (SAGH) has partnered with Aligning Forces for Quality, an initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aimed at increasing the overall health of the community. SAGH has chosen to focus on reducing … Continue reading

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New Hospital Quality Data Posted

New Oregon hospital data from the Hospital Compare patient safety measures data set has been added to our website.  In addition to updating the existing categories, patients being treated for a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, asthma (children only) or … Continue reading

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Oregon Stories: Stop Bloodstream Infections

Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls

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Oregon’s hospitals encourage a review of health hand washing habits

In 2008, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) launched its Hand Hygiene initiative, “Help Us Help You.”  Over the years this program has focused on empowering individuals to ask questions of their health care providers regarding hand … Continue reading

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HealthLeaders Media: Rural Oregon Hospitals Implement Frontline Caregiver Program

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media , September 28, 2011 Duane Francis knew he had to give a frontline caregiver program a shot when his chief nursing officer first brought it to his attention. “It was right in our wheelhouse,” … Continue reading

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