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Health System Transformation Bulletin
Health System Transformation
SelectedJuly 21, 2015

Clinical Innovation Fellows: Pilot cohort graduating and new fellows announced

Congratulations to the graduating pilot cohort of Clinical Innovation Fellows! These emerging leaders have spent the past year developing their leadership skills and implementing innovative projects in their communities. We recognize their hard work, creativity and dedication to improving the health of Oregonians, and we look forward to seeing the exciting role they play in the future of health system transformation in our state and beyond.

The OHA Transformation Center and Council of Clinical Innovators Selection Committee are also excited to announce our second cohort of Clinical Innovation Fellows. We were impressed by the quality of applications and representation across CCOs, and we strongly believe in the potential of these fellows to be leaders in Oregon’s health system transformation. See a list of the 15 new fellows and their supporting organizations, local CCOs and project topics.​​​

2015 Coordinated Care Model Summit: November 17

Save the date for the 2015 Coordinated Care Model Summit, taking place at the Oregon Convention Center on Tuesday, November 17. This year’s theme is “highlighting outcomes and promoting excellence in implementation of the coordinated care model.” If you have questions, please contact Anona Gund at anona.e.gund@state.or.us or 971-673-2832.​​

Innovation Café

On June 8-9, 2015, the Transformation Center hosted the Oregon Health System Innovation Café in Salem to bring together CCOs and other health system transformation champions in Oregon for peer-to-peer learning and collaborative conversation about innovative projects addressing complex care, behavioral health integration, traditional health workers, health information technology and telehealth. Forty-three projects were presented during rotating small-group table discussions. Keynote presenters included Ed Wagner, Director Emeritus of the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, and David Labby, Project Director of the Health Commons Grant and Chief Medical Officer of Health Share of Oregon. Three funders participated in a panel and OHA Director Lynne Saxton closed the event.

Response to the small group discussion format was very positive; attendees enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and learn about so many projects.

Meeting materials and presentation slides are now posted.

Community Advisory Council Summit

This year’s CAC Summit theme was “engaged and active” and had representatives from 15 CCOs and 33 CACs across the state, including 112 CAC members and 26 CAC coordinators/CCO staff.

Summit participants had the opportunity to:

  • Discover strategies for effectively engaging Oregon Health Plan members on community advisory councils to ensure a successful experience for both the members and councils
  • Identify existing health disparities and resources to ensure health equity for all Oregonians
  • Connect with and learn from other CAC members
  • Celebrate and recognize the amazing work accomplished to date

Highlights from the event include:

  • A pre-conference Motivational Interviewing workshop;
  • A “Race for Health Equity” opening exercise;
  • Engaging and interactive breakout sessions;
  • Community health improvement plan roundtable discussions;
  • Networking meetings; and
  • Nutritious and delicious food, which followed the USDA dietary guidelines.

See resources from the summit including presentation slides and handouts.​​