Blog posts tagged "Care Teams"

First Inter-professional Student Run Free Clinic to Open Late 2017

Blog - March 22, 2017
Emileigh Canales, MPH

Student-run free clinics have a long-standing history of helping meet the health needs of underserved populations while also enriching students’ professional education. With this in mind, students from Portland State University (PSU), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and Oregon State University (OSU) have joined forces with Transition Projects (TPI) to take student-run free clinics to a new level of interprofessional innovation by launching Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic (BCCC).

Establishing a Lean Culture that Sustains Improvement

Blog - February 16, 2017
Akira Templeton

Toyota has developed a practical application of a human-centric production system that is deeply rooted in management philosophies and workplace culture. This philosophy, which they’ve dubbed the Toyota Production System (TPS), is built off of Lean concepts and elimination of waste. Sound familiar? In recent years, the “buzzwords” and strategies of Lean have trickled their way into the healthcare system as a way to improve delivery of care. Although different industries, we can learn a lot from Toyota about how Lean can help the healthcare system move toward ideal patient care.

Enter: The Nurse Visit

Blog - August 29, 2016
Charmian Casteel, RN, BSN, MN

Workforce projections in Oregon estimate “a 38% increase in additional primary care providers by 2030 to maintain the current rate of utilization” (Petterson, 2013). However, high-functioning teams that utilize registered nurses (RNs) to manage some conditions can help narrow this gap. Enter: the Nurse Visit.

Partnering With CHWs to Improve the Health of Our Patient Populations

Blog - April 15, 2016
Rebekah Bally

As community health workers (CHWs) gain further prominence in our health care teams, they are also the subject of various research efforts. In particular, researchers are studying the efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and versatility of CHWs in public health and health care.

3 Good Things – A Simple Way to Reduce Burnout

Blog - October 26, 2015
Rebekah Bally

Do you or your team experience any of the following in your workplace?: Extreme exhaustion, feeling low, reduced performance, irritability or impatience. These are all signs of burnout and can wreak havoc not only on the well-being of individuals, but entire organizations.

Oregon Center for Nursing: Supporting the Workforce

Blog - October 16, 2015
Jana Bitton

The OCN has been dedicated to providing information about the nursing workforce in Oregon for the past 13 years. We are small, with two staff members, but have a board of directors consisting of 12 nurses from diverse backgrounds who provide us focus and direction. For instance, members of our board include representatives from the Oregon Nurses Association, the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, and the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Know the Experts: CareOregon

Blog - July 22, 2015

CareOregon is a nonprofit organization that serves Medicaid and Medicare members, including through four Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in Portland, southern Oregon and the Oregon Coast. For almost a decade CareOregon has convened medical home collaboratives for clinics interested in developing a medical home model of care in their practice. Combining experience and tools from their Primary Care Renewal collaborative with Lean Process Improvement tools and techniques, Primary Care Innovation specialists work with practices to implement key aspects of the medical home.

Introducing Primary Care's Newest Team Members!

Blog - June 11, 2015
Marissa Sweeney

In 2014 the Institute launched the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Online Learning Modules as a resource for describing and explaining the 10 must-pass standards and the 23 other standards that clinics can meet to earn points toward becoming officially recognized as a PCPCH in the state of Oregon. The PCPCH Online Learning Modules gained American Academy of Family Physicians certification to be used for up to 2 prescribed CME credits and was also approved by the Oregon Nurses Association for up to 2.25 continuing nursing education hours.