Blog posts tagged "Pediatrics"

STAR Pioneers - CHA Practices Achieve Highest Medical Home Rating

Blog - July 19, 2016
Dawn Creach

What does healthcare transformation really mean? What does high quality health care look like? Since 2011 Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program (PCPCH) has facilitated changes in the way care is delivered at more than 600 primary care practices in Oregon. In 2014 the PCPCH Program released a new set of standards, called Tier 3 STAR, to recognize exceptional practices that have truly transformed into advanced medical homes.

Westside Pediatrics Seizes Opportunities for Adolescent Well Care

Blog - July 21, 2015
Westside Pediatrics

Adolescent Well Visit rates are traditionally low, particularly in Oregon where averages have been below the national benchmark for both Commercial and Medicaid populations. The Institute talked with Westside Pediatrics about what they have done to get adolescents in for these visits.

Know the Experts: Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership

Blog - June 9, 2015
The Institute

Institute programs rely on the content expertise of community organizations working to improve the quality of health care and the experience of caregivers. Without the leadership of these organizations the Institute would not be possible. Through a series of blog posts this month we are going to introduce these organizations and share more about their work through the Institute. If you would like to be connected to one of these organizations please visit their websites, or email the Institute if we can help answer questions or make introductions.

The Importance of Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

Blog - February 25, 2015
Colleen Reuland, OPIP

The concept of medical home was first introduced in 1967 by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a model specifically designed for children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN). Though conversations around medical home have drifted toward a focus on adults with chronic conditions, the CYSHCN population could benefit most from this model.

School-Based Health Centers and the Medical Home Model

Blog - January 5, 2015
Rafael Otto, Oregon School-Based Health Alliance

While SBHCs are generally well-aligned with PCPCH standards, with a shared mission to integrate primary care in a way that is truly patient-centered and personal, the role of the SBHC still needs clarification to maximize care delivery and coordination.

What the PCPCH STAR Criteria Means to Me

Blog - November 13, 2014
E. Dawn Creach, MS, Children's Health Alliance

The PCPCH Program is developing a new designation, called Tier 3 STAR, to acknowledge practices that have truly transformed into robust primary care homes. What does a transformed primary care practice look like and how can we define it by a set of standards?