OHSU in the news

What will save rural healthcare?

Becker's Hospital Review January 25, 2023
OHSU’s and UC Davis’ joint COMPADRE program, which aims to transform both graduate medical education and health care in Southern Oregon and Northern California, is mentioned during a roundtable discussion on improving rural health care.

Emailing your doctor may carry a fee

The New York Times January 24, 2023
OHSU is mentioned in a New York Times story on U.S. hospitals beginning to charge patients for exchanging electronic messages with their providers. To both help patients receive the best and most appropriate kind of care for their specific situation as well as to help providers better balance patient care responsibilities, OHSU began a pilot in September 2022 that involves billing some patients for the time it takes clinicians at two outpatient clinics to respond to more complex inquiries that are submitted through the OHSU MyChart electronic health portal.

At OHSU, researchers test a promising Alzheimer’s drug — and search for a cause

Oregon Public Broadcasting January 24, 2023
Researchers at OHSU are contributing to an international clinical trial exploring possible treatments for Alzheimer’s, specifically focusing on earlier intervention. The AHEAD Study looks at the treatment of a drug called Lecanemab, which could delay memory decline before symptoms of the disease appear.

State’s respiratory surge slows, but battle continues

(Coos Bay) The World January 20, 2023
News briefing held by Oregon Health Authority cites Jan. 6 statewide forecast by Peter Graven, Ph.D., predicting a small increase in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 due to the XBB.1.5 variant.

Primate Research Center In Oregon Leads Nation In Violations

Investigate West January 19, 2023
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill proposing state oversight, in additional to existing federal oversight, of ONRPC. Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., said: “We seek to foster a culture of excellence across all missions, and in doing so, provide the information necessary to reinforce and strengthen our commitment to quality, safety and service to all Oregonians. We also strive to provide a workplace and learning environment that is safe and welcoming for all. As Oregon’s academic health center, we are continually learning and working to identify opportunities for improvement.”

Lawmaker concerned about ‘dangerous’ conditions at OHSU primate center

Oregon Capital Chronicle January 19, 2023
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill proposing state oversight, in additional to existing federal oversight, of ONRPC. Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., said: “We seek to foster a culture of excellence across all missions, and in doing so, provide the information necessary to reinforce and strengthen our commitment to quality, safety and service to all Oregonians. We also strive to provide a workplace and learning environment that is safe and welcoming for all. As Oregon’s academic health center, we are continually learning and working to identify opportunities for improvement.”
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