A new health care cost comparison shows how pricing and resource use impact the Oregon cost of health care. The considerable differences in the cost of health care in five states are largely driven by local patterns of resource use and pricing, according to a report released by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). Read more about this important report here.
Q Corp/HealthInsight Oregon's Total Cost of Care work was featured in a November 18, 2017 Health Affairs Diffusion of Innovation blog post alongside other organizations as examples of how regional health improvement collaboratives are taking on the health care affordability crisis.
On September 27, 2017 Q Corp/HealthInsight presented their Total Cost of Care work in a panel discussion and presentation at the National Affordability Summit hosted by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. View the recording and slides here.
Q Corp is pleased to announce its brand new Reporting Portal, created in partnership with our data vendor Onpoint Health Data. Using claims data furnished by the Q Corp Data Collaborative, the Reporting Portal delivers aggregated claims data from ten payers – including commercial health plans, Medicaid and Medicare – to primary care practices.
The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) shares information about the Institute's Clinician Academy in their most recent issue of Medicine in Oregon. The article, "Uncovering the Spark: Oregon’s Clinician Academy Combats Provider Burnout," covers the Clinician Academy and its work to improve care and reduce provider burnout.
As Medicare, Medicaid, employers, and commercial payers press for new ways of paying for care, the data sharing enterprise will become an ever more important component of provider and payer strategic planning. Q Corp is proud to be included in this recently released report from the Health Care Payment LAN: Data Sharing Requirements Initiative: Collaborative Approaches to Advance Data Sharing. The goal of this report is to assist individual organizations in making strategic decisions about data sharing.
HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealthInsight Oregon and Q Corp have approved an agreement for Q Corp to merge with HealthInsight. Board approval of the merger follows six months of joint exploration as part of a strategic partnership development contract, announced last August. Over the next six months, our organizational leaders will work together to finalize a governance and leadership plan, realign corporate structure and staffing, and finalize integration. Mylia Christensen will continue to serve as executive director of both Q Corp and HealthInsight Oregon.
Announcing the save the date for the Oregon MACRA Playbook Conference. Through insightful breakout sessions, keynote addresses and networking, participants will learn about opportunities for improvement, collaboration and how MACRA applies to primary care, specialty care, independent practice and systems.
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute is excited to announce the launch of the online modules on the Institute website!