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Technical Assistance Consultants

Technical Assistance Consultants

The OHA Transformation Center may contract with the following consultants to help foster health system transformation. OHA utilizes consultant contracts as needed.

The Transformation Center also welcomes qualified consultants to apply to be a technical assistance provider. Learn more about applying.

Technical Assistance Topics

The Transformation Center may work with the consultants in the areas identified below.

Analytic modeling

Work through how proposed changes in health care delivery may influence the changes health systems seek, whether in member health or in provider behavior. Help health systems choose from among a menu of possible interventions.
Potential consultants: Milliman, Inc.

Behavioral health integration

Integrate mental/behavioral health, addiction treatment and physical health into the coordinated care model by incorporating behavioral health in primary care and community settings and/or primary care into behavioral health settings.
Potential consultants:
211info, Attune Healthcare Partners, Bailit Health, Cindy Becker, Cartesian Solutions, Inc., Childhood Health Associates of Salem, Creach Consulting, Stacey Devenney, DS Consulting, HealthInsight Oregon, Health Management AssociatesHealth Resources in Action, Institute for Healthcare Advancement, Dale JarvisRichard KincadeSheldon Levy, Lynnea Lindsey-Pengelly, Joy Mauldin, Mental Health Association of Oregon, MTM Services, Milliman, Inc., Myers and Stauffer, Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Pediatric Society, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, James Phelps, Dan Reece, The Resource Innovation GroupTransformational Community Alignment, The Trauma Healing Project, WeStat

CCO incentive metrics

Meet or exceed targets for key metrics to improve care, make quality care accessible, help eliminate health disparities and curb the rising cost of health care. Identify and implement CCO- and clinic-level evidence-based strategies.

Community health improvement plan review, implementation and evaluation

Support the development and improvement of community health improvement plans, including selecting and further defining priority areas and implementation strategies.
Potential consultants: 
Vanessa BeckerCivic Communications, Community Catalyst, Carol GelferNancy Goff & Associates, HealthInsight OregonHealth Management AssociatesHealth Resources in Action, Institute for Healthcare AdvancementRichard KincadeMyers and Stauffer, Northeast Oregon Network, Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Public Health Institute, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, Providence CORE, Transformational Community Alignment, Ken Van Osdol

Early learning systems and strategies

Enhance strategies and improve coordination between CCOs and early learning services to support improved metrics, increased patient and family engagement, increased capacity to address child and family well-being, and coordinated services to CCO members ages 0-5 to achieve mutual health goals.
Potential consultants
Vanessa BeckerHealth Management AssociatesMultnomah County Health Department, Oregon Pediatric Improvement PartnershipOregon Public Health InstitutePublic Consulting Group, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network, Transformational Community Alignment

Economic and financial modeling

Help predict how decisions health systems make regarding health care delivery and payment structures may affect their bottom line, as well as the financial impacts to their contracting providers.
Potential consultants: Milliman, Inc.

Engagement strategies for person- and family-centered health care systems

Increase meaningful individual and family engagement in both health and in health care transformation within the CCO and across communities.
Potential consultants:
Brink Communications, Patty Cason, Community Catalyst, Stacey Devenney, HealthInsight Oregon, Heartful Healer, Insight Policy Research, Lynnea Lindsey-PengellyMetropolitan GroupMTM Services, Multnomah County Health Department, Northeast Oregon Network, Oregon Pediatric Improvement PartnershipOregon Public Health InstituteOregon Research Institute Community and Evaluation Services, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research NetworkOregon School-Based Health AlliancePublic Consulting Group, The Resource Innovation Group, Dana Sturtevant, Transformational Community Alignment

Health information technology

Enhance use of available health information technology, such as electronic health records, health information exchange platforms, telehealth and home monitoring systems.
Potential consultants:
CedarBridge Group, LLC, Amy Fellows, HealthInsight Oregon, Insight Policy Research, Myers and Stauffer, Point BPublic Consulting Group

Health systems leadership

Support individuals and organizations to adopt leadership models that develop and foster the mental models, knowledge base, skills and tools to achieve effective, visionary leadership across health systems and sectors.
Potential consultants:
Artemis ConsultingVanessa BeckerCedarBridge Group, LLC, Coraggio GroupNancy Goff & Associates, HealthInsight OregonDS Consulting, Health Management AssociatesHealth Resources in Action, Institute for Healthcare AdvancementRichard KincadeOregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, Point BThe Resource Innovation Group, Transformational Community Alignment

Health systems research, including program evaluation

Investigate how social factors, health policy, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, medical technology, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and quantity and quality of life. Implement a systematic assessment of the processes and/or outcomes of a program with the intent of furthering its development and improvement.
Potential consultants:
Attune Healthcare Partners, Stacey Devenney, HealthInsight Oregon, Health Resources in Action, Insight Policy Research, Multnomah County Health Department, Myers and Stauffer, Oregon Pediatric Improvement PartnershipOregon Public Health InstituteOregon Research Institute Community and Evaluation Services, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, Point BProvidence CORE, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)

Improving health equity

Improve planning, practice, evaluation and communication on topics such as cultural competency, health literacy, language access, data collection and quality improvement to eliminate disparities related to race, ethnicity, language, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and other population characteristics.
Potential consultants:
Ignatius Bau, Figure 8 Consulting, HealthInsight Oregon, Health Resources in Action, Insight Policy Research, Institute for Healthcare Advancement, Latino Network, Karen Levy, Littledeer-Evans ConsultingMetropolitan Group, Multnomah County Health Department, Oregon Public Health Institute, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, Northeast Oregon NetworkThe Resource Innovation Group, The Trauma Healing Project, Western States Center

Oral health integration

Integrate oral health care in primary care and community settings for adults and children and align work with other population health initiatives.
Potential consultants: 
DS Consulting, HealthInsight OregonHealth Management AssociatesInstitute for Healthcare Advancement, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research NetworkPoint BProvidence CORE, Internal OHA Resources

Organizational development

Participate in planned, organization-wide efforts to increase an organization's effectiveness and health.
Potential consultants:
Ignatius Bau, Alisa Blum and Associates, Artemis Consulting, Attune Healthcare Partners, Cindy Becker, Vanessa BeckerCivic Communications, Coraggio Group, DS Consulting, Amy Fellows, Figure 8 Consulting, Carol GelferHealthInsight OregonHealth Management AssociatesHealth Resources in Action, Richard Kincade, Lane Independent Living Alliance, Karen Levy, Mental Health Association of Oregon, Metropolitan Group, MTM Services, Northeast Oregon Network, Oregon Family Support NetworkOregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Public Health InstituteOregon SolutionsOregon Rural Practice-Based Research NetworkPoint BThe Resource Innovation Group, Transformational Community Alignment, Ken Van Osdol, Carolyn Waterfall, WeStat

Primary care transformation, including patient-centered primary care homes

Improve primary care in areas related to transformation, including patient-centered primary care home recognition.
Potential consultants:
Attune Healthcare Partners, Bailit Health, Creach Consulting, Ignatius Bau, Stacey Devenney, Amy Fellows, HealthInsight OregonHealth Management AssociatesInnovaHealth Innovations, Richard KincadeLynnea Lindsey-PengellyMTM Services, Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Pediatric Society, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, Transformational Community Alignment, The Trauma Healing Project, Internal OHA Resources

Project management

Learn and implement effective project management as a strategic competency and tie projects' results to broader CCO organizational goals.
Potential consultants:
 Bailit Health, Brink Communications, CedarBridge Group, LLC, HealthInsight Oregon, DS Consulting, Insight Policy Research, MTM Services, Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Pediatric SocietyOregon Public Health InstituteOregon Rural Practice-Based Research NetworkPoint BPublic Consulting GroupSynergy Professional ServicesTransformational Community Alignment, Carolyn Waterfall

Public health integration

Integrate population-based, preventive health services and system changes into CCOs' implementation of the coordinated care model.
Potential consultants: 
Artemis Consulting, Coraggio Group, Carol GelferNancy Goff & Associates, HealthInsight OregonHealth Management AssociatesHealth Resources in Action, Richard Kincade, Karen Levy, Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Public Health Institute, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research NetworkTransformational Community Alignment, Internal OHA Resources

Public policy facilitation

Guide decision-making processes through transparent, unbiased leadership of meetings and other forms of group communication.
Potential consultants: Ignatius Bau, DS Consulting, Nancy Goff & Associates, Providence CORE

Quality improvement science

Employ strategies and tools, such as The Improvement Model, Lean and Six Sigma, to identify inefficiencies and preventable errors and implement system changes to improve processes.
Potential consultants
: Ignatius Bau, Central Oregon Research Coalition, Coraggio GroupHealthInsight Oregon, Insight Policy Research, Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon Pediatric Society, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, Point BShelley Sanders

Strategies to address rising pharmaceutical costs

Potential consultants: DS Consulting, Myers and Stauffer

Strategies to address social determinants of health

Potential consultants: 211info, Ignatius Bau, Cindy Becker, DS Consulting, Nancy Goff & Associates, Health Resources in Action, Insight Policy Research, Myers and Stauffer, Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health, Providence CORE

Value-based payment and payment strategies

Support in convening relevant stakeholders around selecting, implementing, evaluating and sustaining value-based payment methods.
Potential consultants
: Attune Healthcare Partners, Bailit Health, Ignatius Bau, CedarBridge Group, LLC, Creach Consulting, DS Consulting, Insight Policy Research, Dale Jarvis, Richard KincadeHealthInsight OregonHealth Management Associates, Lynnea Lindsey-PengellyMilliman, Inc.MTM Services, Myers and Stauffer, Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, Point BTransformational Community Alignment

Other topics upon request

If you have questions about applying to become a consultant or have other questions, please contact Sarah Wetherson at sarah.e.wetherson@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-793-1920.

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