March 2016

FYI: Improving Maternity Care in Oregon

Blog - March 4, 2016
Meghan Haggard

The OMDC was a vision of the Oregon Perinatal Collaborative (OPC), a group of - providers and organizations interested in improving maternity care in Oregon. The OPC began with the March of Dimes’ efforts in 2011 to stop Early Elective Deliveries (EED) in Oregon.

Beyond Meaningful Use

Blog - March 9, 2016
David Smith

You might have the impression that meaningful use is passé—and in many ways, I would agree with you. However, once you’ve mastered the basics of meaningful use, you’ll want to know how you’re being measured.

Addressing the Emotional Pain of Our Patients: Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (FACT)

Blog - March 21, 2016
Kirk Strosahl

In Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (FACT) we often mention to clients that their emotional pain is the flip side of their values. Instead of trying to avoid or eliminate painful feelings, we can explore them and learn what they say about us. This converts painful emotions from a problem to be solved into a source of intelligence about who we are and what matters to us.

Oral Health Integration Pilot in an Oregon FQHC

Blog - March 25, 2016
Mohamed Alyajouri

Oral health is a key component of providing organized, Evidence-Based Care and Care Coordination in a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice. The benefits of delivering preventive oral health care in the primary care setting are numerous and impactful in addressing the existing prevention gap.