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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.

How Oregon is Helping to Prevent One Million Heart Attacks

Blog - February 11, 2015
David Caress, MSW, MBA, CPHQ, Acumentra Health

Learn how Acumentra Health and HealthInsight are working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 via the Million Hearts initiative.

Empanelment & Team-Based Care: What They Really Mean

Blog - January 27, 2015
Marcelle Thurston, MS, RD, CDE, CareOregon

Empanelment, the act of assigning patients to care teams, and team-based care were topics of a recent Institute Learning Collaborative session. But what exactly did participants learn?

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.

Adopting the PCBH Model of Care: Q&A with Salud Medical Center

Blog - December 15, 2014
Juliette Cutts, Psy.D., Salud Medical Center

Juliette Cutts, Psy.D., Behavioral Health Consultant at Salud Medical Center in Woodburn, answers questions about the clinic's adoption of the Patient-Centered Behavioral Health model of care.

From “Diversity Training” to Cultural Agility

Blog - December 11, 2014
Claire Tranchese, OPCA

On November 10, 2014, the practices in the Institute’s Patient-Centered Communication Learning Collaborative gathered together to learn about two critical aspects of the primary care home model – cultural agility and engaging patients as partners in both care and quality improvement.

How Asante Physician Partners is Transforming Primary Care

Blog - December 9, 2014
David Gilmore, Asante Physician Partners

For the past year, Asante Physician Partners in Grants Pass, OR has been working on primary care home transformation. David Gilmore, Senior Manager for Medical Home and Process Improvement, shares their experience.