Oregon

ORIGIN AND MISSION State health reform legislation (Enrolled House Bill 2009) was signed into law in June 2009.  This legislation establishes a broad entity, the Oregon Health Authority, to streamline state functions, one of which is to (via the Oregon Health Authority’s Policy Board) help set the state quality agenda in coordination with existing, external […]

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  • Legislation authorizing the Oregon Patient Safety Commission was enacted in 2003. The Oregon Patient Safety Commission is a semi-independent state agency charged by the Oregon Legislature with reducing the risk of serious adverse events occurring in Oregon’s health care system and encouraging a culture of patient safety. The Commission operates a confidential, voluntary, adverse event […]

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    March 17, 2009 | Filed under: Oregon
  • Oregon’s ABCD III project, ABCD for Oregon’s Healthy Kids will build on a number of initiatives designed to promote the healthy development of children.  Specifically, Oregon Medicaid in collaboration with state, professional and community partners will use Medicaid’s quality improvement processes across systems that influence child development, with the goal of defining quality medical home […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Oregon