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2009 CareOregon annual report is available

Portland area primary care clinics pilot integrated depression care

Coding Pearl: Fixing fracture-diagnosis coding

CareOregon, other plans to adopt single sign-on for providers

Provider Manual, clinical guidelines and other updates available

Introducing new Provider Services staff members

Pharmacy updates

CareOregon Advantage benefits changes for 2011 announced

Flu campaign for 2010-11 targets most people

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La Clinica completes West Medford redesign. (Video)

Future unclear for Warren hospital

Coastal Family Health considers major expansion

Children’s hospital cornerstone of Legacy Emanuel expansion

Rogue Valley Hospital expands NICU

Community Health Advocates push for expanded access in Oregon

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Rural health

Scrubs and leathers are interchangeable for family nurse practitioner

Kelly Clayton and Tom Ewing

Health care can be a huge challenge for residents of rural Southern Oregon, where clinics and doctors can be miles from home. When you have income and health challenges too, and transportation is sporadic at best, getting health care can be beyond reach.

But that is where family nurse practitioner Kelly Clayton has found a niche. She practices not in a bricks-and-mortar clinic, but in her patients' homes, traveling by car or, when weather and road conditions permit, by Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Full story...



Keen Healthcare

Exceeding limitations is expected for Portland-based DME innovator

Vail Horton is not one to let anyone tell him that he can't do something. Even if that advice is well-reasoned, sound and, under most circumstances, true.

That can-do attitude has stood the 33-year-old CEO well in his life. And it'sat the heart of the company he founded to help himself and others overcome obstacles.

Full story and video...



Casting Call

CareOregon members tell health care story on video

CareOregon is working on a video project to share Oregonians’ views about the role health care plays in their lives. We’re capturing on video the stories of people who either have the Oregon Health Plan or are uninsured.

We'd like to tell more stories. We'd like your help identifying good subjects for this project.

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Advisory Group

Member Advisory Council takes shape

Since last summer, a team of CareOregon members have been working with CareOregon staff to set up a Member Advisory Council. This council of volunteers will give members a way to help CareOregon improve service and communication.

We are looking for others to join the six members now active on the MAC.

Full story...


Nationwide study: More than half of acute care visits not to PCPs.


Health reform: $727 million to community health centers; more to come


New health law means 6,000 jobs in Oregon


Employees, vendors say state’s healthy snack initiative is hard to stomach.


Healthy Kids: There’s room for more to enroll


Health care bypasses many Latino Oregonians


Web tool allows Oregon patients to compare health care costs


Oregon to move ahead with insurance exchange authorized by federal reform law


Estacada, Grant County and Clackamas County drug prevention programs to receive $125,000 grants for five years.


Obesity blamed for signs of aging among children


Heavy smoking in midlife doubles risk of Alzheimerís


Smoke-free laws linked to reduced asthma hospitalization rates


 

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