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Clinician Academy Featured in Recent Issue of "Medicine in Oregon"

Announcements July 17, 2017

The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) shares information about the Institute's Clinician Academy in their most recent issue of Medicine in Oregon. The article, "Uncovering the Spark: Oregon’s Clinician Academy Combats Provider Burnout," covers the Clinician Academy and its work to improve care and reduce provider burnout.

How Oregon Created a CPC+ CollaborativeExternal Link

News June 29, 2017
The Milbank Memorial Fund
Oregon is like a lot of markets participating in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, and payer participants in the state’s initiative know that they need to function as a “collaborative” if they are to meet the goals of the project—to help participating primary care practices transform the way they deliver care. Read more about this in the Milbank Memorial Fund Article, How Oregon Created a CPC+ Collaborative.

MACRA Playbook Conference Featured in State of Reform PostExternal Link

News June 6, 2017
State of Reform
MACRA. QPP. MIPS. Value-based payment. If you feel lost in the sea of acronyms, reporting requirements and systems-level change, you aren’t alone. Years of ongoing effort to transform the healthcare system – including the development of Coordinated Care Organizations and hundreds of primary care practices becoming recognized Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes – are now matched with Medicare’s move to paying for high-value care.

Q Corp featured in report about advancing Data Sharing

Announcements May 27, 2017

As Medicare, Medicaid, employers, and commercial payers press for new ways of paying for care, the data sharing enterprise will become an ever more important component of provider and payer strategic planning. Q Corp is proud to be included in this recently released report from the Health Care Payment LAN: Data Sharing Requirements Initiative: Collaborative Approaches to Advance Data SharingThe goal of this report is to assist individual organizations in making strategic decisions about data sharing. 

Portland Health Firm to Merge with Salt Lake City GroupExternal Link

News May 14, 2017
Portland Business Journal
About nine months after entering into a strategic business partnership, Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. and Salt Lake City-based HealthInsight Management Corp. have agreed to merge. The governing boards of those groups and HealthInsight Oregon, formerly known as Acumentra Health, approved the merger. HealthInsight and Q Corp have already collaborated on health care quality improvement and transformation efforts nationally for several years.

Q Corp to Merge with HealthInsight

Announcements April 27, 2017

HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealthInsight Oregon and Q Corp have approved an agreement for Q Corp to merge with HealthInsight. Board approval of the merger follows six months of joint exploration as part of a strategic partnership development contract, announced last August. Over the next six months, our organizational leaders will work together to finalize a governance and leadership plan, realign corporate structure and staffing, and finalize integration. Mylia Christensen will continue to serve as executive director of both Q Corp and HealthInsight Oregon.

Q Corp Partners with Oregon Medical Association for Oregon MACRA Playbook Event

Announcements March 28, 2017

Announcing the save the date for the Oregon MACRA Playbook Conference. Through insightful breakout sessions, keynote addresses and networking, participants will learn about opportunities for improvement, collaboration and how MACRA applies to primary care, specialty care, independent practice and systems.

Q Corp Featured in State of Reforms' "5 Things We're Watching"External Link

News March 8, 2017
State of Reform
This summarizes the recent Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) report which looked at cost and utilization across five regional markets (Oregon, Utah, Maryland, St. Louis and Minnesota). The report showed that Oregon health care utilization is lower than in the other regions but average prices are the highest—17% above the regional average (and 25% higher for inpatient).