Announcement Archive


Local Health Care Norms and Prices Lead to Cost Disparity Across States
February 14, 2018: A new health care cost comparison shows how pricing and resource use impact the Oregon cost of health care. 


Q Corp's Cost of Care Program Featured in Health Affairs Diffusion of Innovation Blog
November 16, 2017: Q Corp/HealthInsight Oregon's Total Cost of Care work was featured in a November 18, 2017 Health Affairs Diffusion of Innovation blog post alongside other organizations as examples of how regional health improvement collaboratives are taking on the health care affordability crisis. 

Q Corp/HealthInsight Presents Total Cost of Care Work at National Affordability Summit
October 4, 2017: On September 27, 2017 Q Corp/HealthInsight presented their Total Cost of Care work in a panel discussion and presentation at the National Affordability Summit hosted by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

Announcing the Launch of the New and Improved Q Corp Reporting Portal 
August 24, 2017: Q Corp is pleased to announce its brand new Reporting Portal, created in partnership with our data vendor Onpoint Health Data. 

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

Q Corp Featured in Report About Advancing Data Sharing
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 to Merge with HealthInsight Oregon
April 27, 2017: HealthInsight Oregon and Q Corp have approved an agreement for Q Corp to merge with HealthInsight. 

Q Corp Partners with Oregon Medical Association for Oregon MACRA Playbook Event
March 28, 2017: 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.

The Online Learning Modules for the PCPCH 2017 Standards for Recognition are Now Available
March 23, 2017: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute is excited to announce the launch of the online modules on the Institute website!

Q Corp Presents to Legislative Committees About Measuring Total Cost of Care
March 5, 2017: Q Corp was invited to the state capitol twice over the last couple of weeks to speak about commercial health care costs in Oregon.

Institute Leads National Presentation on Practice Facilitation
March 1, 2017: Q Corp Senior Program Director Kate Elliott facilitated a national webinar for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, a CMS-funded initiative to support more than 140,000 clinician practices over the next four years in sharing, adapting and further developing their comprehensive quality improvement strategies. 

CMS Awards $3.5 Million, 5 Year Technical Assistance Contract to NRHI-Led Team
February 24, 2017: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has named the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) as a recipient in year one of a potential five-year contract worth $3.5 million. 

Q Corp Selected to Participate in the Third Phase of the Total Cost of Care Project
February 7, 2017: At a time of heated debate over the cost of healthcare and an intensifying quest to make it affordable, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) is expanding its groundbreaking initiative that compares costs of health services in different regions of the country and what is driving them.

First-in-the-Nation Healthcare Cost Comparison Highlights How Oregon Compares to Other Regions
January 24, 2017: Q Corp is proud to be included in a first-ever comparison report of what commercial insurers are paying for healthcare in different regions.


The Institute Adds Clinician and Organizational Vitality Resources
December 21, 2016: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority's Transformation Center, has created an area on the Institute website where you can find information, tools, and resources for Clinician and Organizational Vitality.

Q Corp Staff Presenting at CCO Oregon 2016 Cost of Care Conference
November 15, 2016: Join Q Corp staff members Meredith Roberts Tomasi and Douglas Rupp at CCO Oregon's Winter Conference in Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, December 13th. 

NRHI Total Cost of Care Project Receives Phase III Funding
November 7, 2016: The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), a leader in transforming U.S. health care, is pleased to announce that the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation has approved $3.6M in funding for Phase III of the Total Cost of Care Project (TCoC).

HealthInsight's Annual Quality Conference - Be the Change: Strategies for Health Care Transformation
October 18, 2016: Join local peers and experts for a one-day community event to explore strategies for transforming health care and engaging patients in an ever-changing environment.

Announcing the Behavioral Health Integration Resource Library
September 29, 2016: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, are proud to announce the launch of the Behavioral Health Integration Resource Library.

Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative Releases 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, Chooses Q Corp as 2016-2019 Convener
September 14, 2016: Following a competitive application process, the Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative (HCWC) chose the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) to lead the next cycle of work to develop a shared Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), as HCWC releases its 2016 report.

Q Corp Selects a New Data Partner
September 9, 2016: Q Corp is excited to announce it has selected a new data partner to support its Data Collaborative. 

NRHI Releases "Roots" Anthology
August 30, 2016: The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) recently released their “Roots” Anthology; a compilation of individual histories, areas of expertise and highlights of how each RHIC is advancing the transformation of health and health care.

Q Corp Featured in Data Sharing White Paper
August 24, 2016: Effective data sharing is critical to the success of population-based payment (PBP) models because the many components of the models—patient attribution, financial benchmarking, and performance measurement—require timely data in order to function.

HealthInsight and Q Corp Explore Strategic Partnership
August 19, 2016: Over the past several years, HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealthInsight Oregon (formerly Acumentra Health) and Q Corp have been partners in a variety of health care quality improvement activities nationally and in Oregon, including the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program and other QI activities. 

Save the Date: Using Total Cost of Care Reports
July 14, 2016: During this presentation, leaders from Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, Meredith Roberts Tomasi and Doug Rupp, and guest speaker Micheal Whitbeck from Northwest Primary Care,  will share the story of their state’s TCOC reporting program.

National Health Care Summit Produces Recommendations for Payment Reform
June 30, 2016: On June 17, Q Corp joined the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR) and 100 senior healthcare leaders from across the country to discuss eight barriers to successful health care payment reform.

Q Corp Releases Second Round of Clinic Comparison Reports
June 30, 2016: Q Corp is pleased to announce the release of its second round of Clinic Comparison Reports. Earlier this month, reports were sent to 176 primary care clinics across the state.

Live Streaming of Recommendations from the National Payment Reform Summit - June 17th
June 13, 2016: On Friday, June 17, thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR) will host 100 senior healthcare leaders from all over the country to tackle eight important issues related to payment reform.

Oregon Health Forum: Winners and Losers in the Battle to Control Health Care Costs
June 6, 2016: Join Harold Miller and a collection of expert panelists for an innovative forum that will explore the potential cost impacts to employers, physicians and other stakeholders by changing our healthcare payment system.

Multi-Stakeholder Group Recommends a Shared Set of Measures to Improve the Health of Oregonians
April 6, 2016: Oregonians’ health will  be improved if there is a public-private effort to overhaul the number and types of health care quality measures currently being collected, according to a white paper issued today by the Collaborative for Health Information Technology in Oregon (CHITO).

Aligning Health Measurement in Oregon
April 4, 2016: "Aligning Health Measurement in Oregon" is a result of two years of research by CHITO to study and develop recommendations around a proliferation of overlapping - and sometimes competing - state, federal, and commercial health care quality reporting initiatives and mandates.

New Proposal to Give Providers and Employers Access to Information to Drive Quality and Patient Care Improvement
January 29, 2016: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed rules that will expand access to analyses and data that will help providers, employers, and others make more informed decisions about care delivery. 

Q Corp Participating in National Initiative to Understand Why Cost and Quality Vary Geographically
January 13, 2016: Variation in health care quality and cost outcomes frequently occur between geographic areas but there is little understanding of why these variations take place. 


Total Cost of Care Benchmarks and Physician Practices: An Early Stage Evaluation
November 25, 2015: During this webinar, representatives of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), the Oregon Health Care Quality Corp., MN Community Measurement, and Health Management Associates (HMA) will share findings from an evaluation of this first phase of the Total Cost of Care and Resource Use framework pilot.

Now Hiring: Project Director and Clinical Transformation Consultant
November 24, 2015: Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) is seeking a Project Director and Clinical Transformation Consultant to further develop the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute.

2015 Statewide Report Released 
September 30, 2015: Q Corp's 2015 Statewide Report Information for a Healthy Oregon is available now!  The report examines pediatric care, chronic disease care and the use of health care services, such as emergency department visits.

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement Receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award
September 30, 2015: Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement Receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award

Evolving the Regional Total Cost of Care Project and Demonstrating Preparedness for National Scalability
July 15, 2015: The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) today kicked off the second phase of a project designed to leverage healthcare cost data to reduce healthcare costs and improve care nationally.

Cost of Care- Q Corp Clinic Comparison Report Review
May 18, 2015: Q Corp is offering an in-person learning event opportunity for clinics to come and discuss their reports with Q Corp staff.  Staff will also provide a brief background and overview of the project to this point.

Total Cost of Care Webinar: Q Corp Clinic Comparison Report Review 
May 3, 2015: We are hosting an informational webinar on Thursday, May 7 from 8 to 9 a.m. to give an in-depth look at these cost, quality and utilization reports.

Equity Atlas Toolkit Launch
April 8, 2015: Q Corp is excited to announce the launch of a toolkit to support communities across the United States in using maps to document disparities and promote greater equity. 


2014 Statewide Report Now Available
September 8, 2014: Q Corp's 2014 statewide report provides a snapshot of health care quality and utilization in Oregon. Among the findings, the report reveals variation in chlamydia screenings for adolescent women in Oregon.

New Q Corp Public Reports Include Medicare Data
August 26, 2014: Reports released today to help consumers compare health care quality in Oregon are the first in the U.S. to include Medicare data as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Qualified Entity Certification Program.

NRHI's Members to Lead New Quality Improvement Networks
July 28, 2014: NRHI announced the pivotal role its members, including Q Corp, will play in the new CMS Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) program. Awardees will provide technical assistance, convene learning and action networks for sharing best practices, and collect and analyze data for quality improvement.

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2014 Learning Collaboratives
May 6, 2014: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute is accepting applications from practices interested in participating in one of four available 2014 Learning Collaboratives through Friday, May 30th. 

PCPCH 2014 Recognition Standards Online Learning Modules Now Available
March 19, 2014: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute announces the launch of interactive online learning modules for the Oregon Health Authority PCPCH Program 2014 Recognition Standards.

Q Corp Names New Board Leadership
March 6, 2014: Q Corp today announced the addition of Patti Laughren and Patty Black to its board of directors. The new board members will bring considerable experience to Q Corp’s work while enhancing the organization’s community collaborations.

Data Services Vendor Request for Proposal
February 3, 2014: Q Corp invites proposals to provide data aggregation, analysis and reporting services for the Oregon Healthcare Quality Reporting System.


NRHI Leads Project to Reduce Health Care Spending
November 20, 2013: Q Corp will be working on a project with the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement to identify the drivers of regional health care costs and develop strategies to reduce spending. 

2013 Statewide Report on Health Care Quality Now Available
August 14, 2013: Q Corp has released the 2013 edition of Information for a Healthy Oregon. Among the report's findings, preventive care services for women vary widely across Oregon. Screenings for women also fall below national averages.

Behavioral Health Integration Training: Call for Applications
August 1, 2013: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute is looking for 24-30 practices in Oregon to participate in a training series offered by a national expert on integrating behavioral health in primary care settings. Applications must be received by August 30, 2013.

Public Reports Released to Help Consumers Compare Health Care Quality
July 22, 2013: In an ongoing effort to improve the transparency of health care in Oregon, Q Corp has released updated quality scores for primary care clinics across the state on its Partner for Quality Care website.

Requests for Proposals - Health Care Strategic Planning
June 10, 2013: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute is seeking a contractor to facilitate a strategic planning process.

Q Corp Names New Board Leadership
March 20, 2013: Board members and officers bring perspectives from multiple stakeholders working to improve health care in Oregon.

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement Announces New President and CEO
March 7, 2013: The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) announced that Elizabeth Mitchell will become its new President and CEO on May 1, 2013.


Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation Selected as a Qualified Entity
November 21, 2012: Medicare continues its efforts to give consumers more information on health care quality. Q Corp will receive Medicare claims data as part of CMS' data sharing program. 

Oregon Hospitals Improve Care for Patients as Part of National Program on Quality and Safety
July 31, 2012: Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation and Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems announce findings from state hospitals' participation in Aligning Forces for Quality. 

One in Six Emergency Department Visits for Children in Oregon is Preventable
July 18, 2012: Eliminating preventable visits could save $26.8 million a year, according to a new report that includes ED visits per county.

Get Vertical and Don't Take Back Pain Lying Down!
January 11, 2012: Q Corp's campaign based on a new state guideline urges people with low back pain to stay active, avoid unnecessary health care services.


Oregon Takes Action to Improve Health Care
September 15, 2011: Quality Corp joins Dr. Oz, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and dozens of U.S. health agencies in highlighting the growing movement to improve the quality of care.

Oregon Hospitals Join Effort to Improve Quality of Health Care
June 30, 2011: Thirteen hospital teams across Oregon will lead improvements in the quality and safety of patient care.

Quality Corp Receives $1.3m Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
May 5, 2011: The award will support Quality Corp to expand efforts to improve the quality and value of health care in Oregon.

Are Oregonians Receiving High-Quality Care?
February 23, 2011: Partner for Quality Care’s new report on primary care performance reveals trends and variations in care across the state and opportunities for patients and practitioners to improve care in Oregon.


Quality Corp Welcomes New Executive Director Mylia Christensen
December 14, 2010: Christensen and new leaders on the Board of Directors will continue advancing progress toward improving health care quality in Oregon.

15 Oregon Hospitals Participate in National Quality Improvement Effort
November 15, 2010: Quality Corp and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems announce the participation of 15 Oregon hospitals in the Aligning Forces for Quality Hospital Quality Network.

Six Health Groups Receive Grants to Start Patient Advisory Councils
September 28, 2010: Quality Corp announces partnerships with six local health care organizations to advance patient-centered care.

Reforming Health Care from the Ground Up: Local Health Groups Receive $150,000 to Put Patients at the Forefront of Care Decisions
March 16, 2010: Quality Corp and PeaceHealth Medical Group are recipients of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to implement a pilot program that places patients at every level of decision-making in health systems.


Public-Private Coalition Working to Ensure Reform Improves Health Care Affordability and Quality

Regence Grant Supports Delivering Quality Data to Patients

Quality Corp Receives Important Designation from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Adoption of Health Information Technology Saving Oregon $1.3 Billion Annually

Oregon Health Insurance Plans, Physicians & Purchasers Join for Improved Consumer Health Care

Quality Corp Receives $600,000 for a Community-Based Initiative Aimed at Improving Health Care Quality for Chonic Illnesses