Systems and Standards Event and Webinar Recaps
April 2, 2019

Maximizing System-Level Data to Address Health and Social Complexity in Children: Spotlight on Oregon

An innovative methodology that uses system-level data to identify children with health complexity, based on both medical and social complexity, is transforming care for these children in Oregon.

During this webinar, speakers discussed this new standardized approach, developed by the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership and Oregon Health Authority, and how it has helped inform priority areas, potential policy improvements, investments and partnerships in support of children with health complexity. Speakers will provide an overview of the statewide population-level health complexity findings and share how the data has been utilized by Oregon’s coordinated care organizations.

Related Webinar: Speakers share their approach to using system and practice-level data to better identify appropriate care coordination and health management supports for children. The discussion also features how this approach was implemented in Kaiser Permanente Northwest through the Pediatric Care TogetherTM complex health management program.

Related Publication: Attendees were encouraged to read Identifying and Serving Children with Health Complexity: Spotlight of Efforts to Develop and Pilot the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Pediatric Care Together Program, prior to the webinar.

Speakers

Dana Hargunani, MD, MPH

Dr. Dana Hargunani is the Chief Medical Officer for the Oregon Health Authority, serving as the senior medical advisor and member of the agency’s leadership team. She also directs the Office of Delivery System Innovation, including the work of the state’s Health Evidence Review Committee, which sets the Medicaid coverage for the state, OHA’s pharmacy policy team, and the state’s Transformation Center focused on spreading innovation and quality improvement, leading health system transformation, and overseeing the state’s Primary Care Home program. Dr. Hargunani previously served as OHA’s Child Health Director, leading policy development pertaining to youth and children from 2011 to 2015, and continues to lead the children’s health activities in her new role.

Jon Collins, PhD

Dr. Jon Collins is the interim Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Services at the Oregon Health Authority and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU. He received his PhD in 1997 in Social Psychology from the University of Georgia. He began working in the healthcare research field shortly after leaving UGA and has spent the majority of his 20 year career with the State of Oregon. While occasionally publishing and presenting at national conferences, the bulk of his work is on the practical use of data within state government. For the past five years, Dr. Collins, the Health Analytics Director, has run a successful incentive program with its Medicaid managed care entities.

Colleen Reuland, MS

Colleen Reuland is the Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP), and an Instructor in the Pediatrics Department at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She has significant experience working with State Medicaid/CHIP programs and front-line pediatric providers on quality measurement and improvement activities, and has specific expertise and commitment to ensuring these measurement and improvement efforts have a patient-centered focus and that methods are used to engage and partner with patients. Previous to her position at OPIP, Ms. Reuland was a Senior Research Associate with the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) for 14 years. 

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