CareOregon’s Care Support and System Innovation Program began in 2005 as an effort to address the six aims for improvement outlined in Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Healthcare System for the 21st Century, the seminal report published by the Institute of Medicine. We invited our provider network to join the steadily building movement to improve health care in Oregon and nationwide. Over the years CareOregon invested more than $16 Million for projects at 48 hospitals, health systems, and primary care and specialty clinics.

Historically, CSSI’s emphasis was to support provider organizations that identified teams to lead projects and initiatives that improved health care delivery and outcomes. Simultaneously, we challenged organizations to address their performance on the three dimensions of care that the Institute for Healthcare Improvement coined the “Triple Aim”: 1) the health of a defined population; 2) the experience of care by the people in this population; and 3) the cost per capita of providing care for this population. In today’s economic climate the urgency of addressing the Triple Aim is more important than ever.

Videos from CSSI

Providence South Diabetes Outreach

In a surprisingly short time, Providence South Medical Group, primary care physicians in Jackson County, Oregon, saw significant improvements in tests for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar in their population of patients with diabetes. They achieved that improvement with a program of outreach, education and physician incentives. The project was supported by CareOregon's Care Support and System Innovation program. Dr. John Jackson talks about the project.

CSSI Conference Keynote Speech by Dan Florizone (2011)

Dan Florizone, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health in Saskatchewan, Canada, delivered the keynote speech at CareOregon's Care Support and System Innovation Program Conference on May 5, 2011.

David E. Ford's 2011 conference address

At CSSI's May conference, David E. Ford, president and CEO of CareOregon, talked about new ways to think about delivering whole community coordinated care.

Eileen Brady winds up the conference 

In the conference's closing speech, Eileen Brady, from the Oregon Health Policy Board, spoke about Medicaid health transformation, the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange and the Oregon Health Policy Board.