PSU & OHSU IHI Open School Educational Events

"Speculating on the Future: Improving the Health of Oregonians in an Uncertain Environment"

March 6, 2017 - Dr. Robyn Liu (Assistant Professor, Family Medicine & Preventive Medicine, OHSU) moderated an excellent discussion between expert panelists to discuss potential implications of Trump’s presidency on healthcare reform in Oregon and what it means for our Medicaid waiver and health disparities.  Students, faculty, health professionals and community members gathered in-person and the web. Our expert panelists included: 

Vanetta Abdellatif, MPH (Director of Integrated Clinical Service, Multnomah County Health Department)

Peter Graven, PhD (Health Economist, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness)

Lynne Saxton (Director, Oregon Health Authority).

 

How can you get involved in improving healthcare for Oregonians?

  • The Oregon Health Authority (OHA)recently launched a new website highlighting the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Oregon.  Here, you can find resources and data to help you become an informed consumer: http://www.95percentoregon.com
  • The Public Health Department has many boards and stakeholder groups. Volunteers are needed to participate in these groups! Check out the Advisory Board and Committees page on OHA website to learn how to get involved! 
  • Read broadly and deeply to contribute to informed discussion.
  • The Consumer Majority Board for Health Centers includes community members. If you are interested in this monthly commitment, please e-mail Vanetta at vanetta.m.abdellatif@multco.us  
  • Phone calls work! If you're in his district, contact Congressman Walden to voice your opinion.  Click here for district map
  • Walk 30 minutes a day. 

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"Population Health & Improvement: Post-Election Implications"

November 21, 2016 - Dr. Robyn Liu (Assistant Professor, Family Medicine & Preventive Medicine, OHSU) moderated an excellent discussion between expert faculty panelists to discuss the implications of the 2016 election for health systems reform and policy. Over 100 students, faculty, health professionals and community members gathered in-person and the web. Our expert panelists included: Dr. Lawrence Wallack (Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health), Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia Assistant (Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine), Dr. David Pollack (Professor of Public Policy, OHSU School of Medicine) and Dr. Jack Miller (Professor, PSU Hatfield School of Government)

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Additional resources

 

 

Coordinated Care Organizations – Health Systems Transformations Bruce Goldberg, MD, Director of the Oregon Health Authority,  provided an excellent overview of the development and implementation of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in the State of Oregon.  Over 130 health profession students, faculty, and community members gathered in-person and on the web to learn about health system transformation in Oregon.  After Dr. Goldberg's keynote, expert panelists discussed CCOs, providing thoughtful insight from each of their perspectives.

Coordinated Care Organizations – Health Systems Transformations

Bruce Goldberg, MD, Director of the Oregon Health Authority,  provided an excellent overview of the development and implementation of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in the State of Oregon.  Over 130 health profession students, faculty, and community members gathered in-person and on the web to learn about health system transformation in Oregon.  After Dr. Goldberg's keynote, expert panelists discussed CCOs, providing thoughtful insight from each of their perspectives.

Insurance Exchange Educational Presentation and Panel How did Oregon compare in launching coveroregon.com, our state’s insurance exchange? What is Oregon doing to improve consumers’ experiences as they compare, purchase and utilize health insurance? These questions and more were answered during an event sponsored by the PSU & OHSU Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter.

Insurance Exchange Educational Presentation and Panel

How did Oregon compare in launching coveroregon.com, our state’s insurance exchange? What is Oregon doing to improve consumers’ experiences as they compare, purchase and utilize health insurance? These questions and more were answered during an event sponsored by the PSU & OHSU Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter.

Where do YOU fit into Health Care Transformation The Portland State University and Oregon Health and Science University Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter hosted an interdisciplinary panel discussion highlighting several ideas for students, community members, and professionals to get involved in Health Care Transformation. 

Where do YOU fit into Health Care Transformation

The Portland State University and Oregon Health and Science University Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter hosted an interdisciplinary panel discussion highlighting several ideas for students, community members, and professionals to get involved in Health Care Transformation. 

Presenting Health Comparisons to Consumers in an Era of Health Reform Dr. John Santa provided an excellent overview of how Consumer Reports does comparisons, and why and how comparisons are important to consumers. Attendees witnessed how much variation there is in the health care system and how the industry has struggled to improve even when clearly unsafe practices are involved. Dr. Santa discussed overuse and waste in the health care system, especially in the context of Choosing Wisely, a national campaign for both doctors and consumers, which is targeted at explaining overuse and waste.

Presenting Health Comparisons to Consumers in an Era of Health Reform

Dr. John Santa provided an excellent overview of how Consumer Reports does comparisons, and why and how comparisons are important to consumers. Attendees witnessed how much variation there is in the health care system and how the industry has struggled to improve even when clearly unsafe practices are involved. Dr. Santa discussed overuse and waste in the health care system, especially in the context of Choosing Wisely, a national campaign for both doctors and consumers, which is targeted at explaining overuse and waste.