OHSU Center for Health Systems Effectiveness 2014 Oregon Health Reform Summit
Join employers, researchers, state policy makers, and Coordinated Care Organization leaders – all in one room! — for the latest on health care payment reform initiatives in Oregon
Oregon’s Medicaid reform – Coordinated Care Organizations — and what that means for Oregon’s health care system
Mark your calendar for September 23, 2014 to see what the research is saying about the leading edge of Oregon’s Medicaid reform – Coordinated Care Organizations — and what that means for Oregon’s health care system.
OHSU and its Center for Health Systems Effectiveness will host a summit at the Governor (recently re-named Sentinel) Hotel to discuss payment innovations in Oregon’s health care systems, both for Medicaid and for other public and commercial purchasers.
Keynote Speaker Michael Chernew,
The meeting will be keynoted by Michael Chernew, a national expert on health care payment reform at Harvard Medical School.
Registration will open online in late March HERE
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Monday, February 10th, 2014
The Oregon Business Association announced the election of Elizabeth J.M. Large, Knowledge Universe Executive Vice President and General Council, to its Board of Directors.
Elizabeth Large joined Knowledge Universe in 2005. She has served as General Counsel since 2009 and oversees the Legal and Employee Relations Departments.
Before joining Knowledge Universe, Large had her own law practice, litigating complex civil cases in Oregon, Washington, and California for businesses, government, and individuals. She also litigated constitutional challenges as an Assistant Attorney General for the Special Litigation Unit at the Oregon Department of Justice. She also served in private practice as a member of the trial practice group at Stoel Rives LLP.
In April 2011, Large was recognized with a Women of Influence award from the Portland Business Journal for both her contribution to Knowledge Universe, as well as her community philanthropic work.
Large received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University and her bachelor’s degree in economics and history from the University of Washington. She is also the mother of two twelve-year-olds who attend Portland Public Schools.
OBA Member Information & Links For Registering a Benefit Company; Oregon Benefit Companies Ceremony Jan. 2
Thursday, December 19th, 2013
On January 2nd, Secretary of State Kate Brown will register the first Oregon Benefit companies at the state office in Portland, located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1A. Organizers will begin the ceremony promptly at 11 a.m. and ask that representatives of companies registering arrive as early as 10:30 a.m. that morning.
After remarks from Secretary Brown and co-chairs of the Be the Change Oregon steering committee, companies will file completed paperwork and receive a certificate identifying them as one of the inaugural registering benefit companies in Oregon. The ceremony will be followed by a reception with an opportunity for registering companies to engage with press.
Please find below the necessary forms from the corporate division at the Secretary of State’s office that you will need to complete to become an Oregon benefit company.
The first two forms (benefit-co…) are for existing corporations or LLC’s that want to amend their articles. The companies need to state the article number they are amending and check that they want to add the pre-printed text to become a benefit company. They can also name any specific public benefit on this form.
The other two forms are the new standard forms for anyone to use when forming a new corporation or LLC. This simple approach will allow anyone forming a new company to consider becoming a benefit company by checking a box to include the Benefit Company statement in their optional provisions.
There is also a screen shot of the draft Benefit company and FAQ page on the Secretary of State’s website.
If your firm is interested in becoming a Benefit Company at any time or want additional information on the process of incorporation as a Benefit Company, please visit www.benefitcorp.net. As an additional resource, please contact email@example.com with any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: SOME FILLABLE FORM PDF FILES BELOW MUST BE OPENED WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF ADOBE READER. IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY OPENING FILES, INSTALL THE READER http://get.adobe.com/reader/ AND/OR RIGHT CLICK ON THE FILES AND SAVE BEFORE OPENING FROM YOUR COMPUTER/THUMB DRIVE.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
In an unprecedented early endorsement, the Oregon Business Association Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors announced today that it has formally endorsed Governor John Kitzhaber for re-election.
The governor recently announced that he will run for a historic fourth term in office.
“It’s no surprise that the national media has paid so much attention to Oregon because Governor Kitzhaber has shown the country how to govern by bringing people together,” said John Russell, founder of Russell Development, OBA PAC Board Chair. (Pictured at left) “John Kitzhaber has proven himself to be the energetic, forceful and innovative leader that Oregon has needed to produce big results. We need those qualities for the next four years to tackle the daunting issues still facing us,” Russell said.
OBA’s early support is a not only a statement of confidence but a testament to the Governor’s balanced style of leadership, his work ethic and his ability to find the common ground necessary to make progress on difficult and politically charged issues.
“OBA prides itself on representing a balanced voice and Governor Kitzhaber has demonstrated a true commitment to taking on tough, seemingly intractable problems and getting results for Oregonians and our economy,” said OBA President Ryan Deckert.
OBA supports candidates from both sides of the aisle. The organization seeks to support independently-minded individuals who are balanced in their approach to solutions and have a clear vision to help grow the state’s economy.
Gov. Kitzhaber speaking at OBA’s annual Statesman Dinner in October, 2013.
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Governor and Intel Enter into Jobs and Investment Agreement
Gov. John Kitzhaber and OBA member Intel entered into an agreement today ensuring the company will add at least 500 jobs and invest $500 million in an expansion of its D1X plant in Hillsboro, a multibillion-dollar research facility currently under construction.
The Governor negotiated the agreement under legislation passed in December 2012 designed to encourage capital investment and job creation in the state. To date, Intel and Nike are the only two companies to take advantage of the legislation, according to the Oregonian.
“Our investment-friendly environment makes it possible for companies like Intel to create jobs and manufacture leading-edge technology in our state and in the U.S.,” said Ryan Deckert, OBA President. “This agreement provides tax certainty and ensures Oregon remains competitive and open for significant future investment and continued job growth.”
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Join Leading Voices at Summit Breakout Sessions to Shape Policy on Pressing Economic Issues Statewide
11th Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit
December 9, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center
Afternoon breakout sessions at this year’s Oregon Leadership Summit will feature discussions led by a virtual Who’s Who of Oregon leaders on a range of initiatives vital to the Oregon economy. This is a great opportunity to hear expert perspectives and weigh in on discussions that will shape education, infrastructure, natural resource, business growth, tax, health care and other critical policies.
For a closer look at the afternoon breakouts, what they will cover, and which leaders will be speaking at each session, see the latest Summit agenda below.
Full details and registration HERE: www.oregonleadershipsummit.org.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
The OBA Board of Directors met May 22 and reiterated its strong support for a “grand bargain” that strengthens funding for schools, colleges and universities and other critical services.
The board unanimously voted to support additional PERS reform that should reduce Oregon’s retirement liability at a level put forth by the Governor, at a minimum. Any revenue package should be thoughtful, reasonable, and it should be constructed to not induce economic harm.
OBA believes important revenue and budget negotiations should be decided in the legislative assembly. We ask legislative leaders to keep negotiating and oppose efforts to run divisive ballot initiatives that run counter to the discussions that we are engaged in with Oregon’s elected representatives.
During it’s quarterly meeting in Salem, the Board also met with legislative leadership, including Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek and Senators Ginny Burdick and Larry George on Senate Budget Negotiations.
Following the meeting, members held a reception with 14 legislators and the Mayor of Salem, Anna Peterson.
- Additional quarterly Board of Directors meeting photos here on Flickr
Friday, April 12th, 2013
We are saddened by the news of former OBA President Lynn Lundquist’s passing recently. He was 78.
A farmer, teacher and rancher, Lundquist was OBA’s founding president. He was first elected to the Oregon legislature in 1994 and became speaker in 1997. He retired in 2007 after leading OBA, which was founded in 2001. He was then elected in 2008 to the Crook County Commission where he served one term.
In 2008, OBA recognized Lynn with the Statesman of the Year Award.
Click on the image below to view the 2008 Statesman Tribute Video:
–Ryan Deckert, OBA President
Tom Kelly, President Neil Kelly/Founder of OBA said, simply, “Lynn was one of the greatest Oregonians I’ve ever known. His commitment to education was so pure and deep, as one person he helped change the priorities of our state.”
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
From Vision to Action: Innovation in Health Care Delivery
Where & When:
The Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
April 2, 2013
7:00 to 10:00 a.m
Dr. Arnold Milstein
Health Care InnovationPurchase your tickets here.
Single: $ 75.00
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Leaders from Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center will examine methods of health care innovation that lower costs and improve patient outcomes. Local experts of our region will address how they are successfully putting these groundbreaking models into action in health care delivery.
Keynote Speaker and Moderator: Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Director of Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC).
- Clinical Excellence Research Center Fellows
- James R. Carlisle, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Medical Group
- Bruce Goldberg, MD, Director, Oregon Health Authority
- Pat McDonald, VP, Intel Technology and Manufacturing Group
- Winston Wong, MD, Medical Director, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente, National Program Office
Lean in Health Care
Alternative Payment Methodology
The Patient Centered Primary Care Home
Social Determinants of Health
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013