Oregon's Health Care Data OverloadExternal Link

News April 27, 2016
The Oregonian
In health care today, data is king. It can help doctors, nurses and other health care providers improve the ways they deliver care. But the real value of this information comes when everyone agrees on what we want to measure, why we want to measure it and who should collect and report the data. And that's where things get complicated.

Patients Must Be Part Of Defining Quality And Increasing ValueExternal Link

News March 3, 2016
Health Affairs Blog
Both the public and private sectors are working hard to discover ways to transform the system by increasing value and becoming more responsive to patients’ needs and preferences. These efforts typically require health care data so that opportunities to empower patients, improve care, and control costs can be identified.

CMS proposes Enhanced Data, Claim SharingExternal Link

News February 3, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today proposed rules to allow approved qualified entities to share or sell data and analysis of Medicare and private sector claims in hopes of supporting improved care in the healthcare sector.