Oregon Clinicians Support Statewide Two-week Freeze

Physicians and physician assistants urge common-sense, adherence to science PORTLAND, Ore.—(November 13, 2020)—The Oregon Medical Association and its partners support the Governor’s announcement today of new restrictions for Oregonians to help curb the spread of coronavirus transmission. The new statewide, two-week freeze is outlined in today’s press briefing and accompanying press release.   “The shocking exponential rise in new COVID-19 cases … Continue reading Oregon Clinicians Support Statewide Two-week Freeze

Published PPE data is now available by facility online

In a win for OR-ACEP, PPE inventory data will now be publicly available. Check to see where your hospital stands now. The Oregon Health Authority has now published PPE data by hospital facility as recommended by the Workgroup on PPE Guidance for Non-Emergency and Elective Procedures. This data can be found on the fourth tab of … Continue reading Published PPE data is now available by facility online

COVID 19 Resources

COVID 19 in Oregon OR ACEP statements & guidelines NEW: Published PPE data is now available by facility online. Check to see where your hospital stands nowOR ACEP on PPE & Whistleblowers: https://oregonacep.org/increasing-acess-to-personal-protective-equipment-ppe-for-frontline-health-care-workers/OHA updates: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19ACEP updates: https://www.acep.org/corona/COVID-19/OMA updates: https://www.theoma.org/oma/COVID-19/OMA/Learn-content/Public-Health-Library/COVID-19-Coronavirus.aspx?hkey=990ff86c-fcb2-4f34-bdc2-b0ed7820220aSERV-OR (Emergency Response registry for Oregon providers): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/Preparedness/SERV-OR/Pages/index.aspxOHA guidelines for Telehealth: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Tools/Telehealth%20coverage%20for%20the%20Oregon%20Health%20Plan.pdf COVID 19 Resources For Parents & Caregivers … Continue reading COVID 19 Resources

Breaking News: End of Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP)

July 2018: The OCCP, which was slated to ramp up a pilot program in July, has been suspended after Oregon Health Authority officials determined the cost and complexity were prohibitive. While the intent of the bill was to streamline the credentialing process, reduce the burden on practitioners and eliminate duplication, there were significant challenges that made … Continue reading Breaking News: End of Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP)

Oregon ACEP heads to the ACEP Council & ACEP17

Oregon ACEP Council Delegates Evangeline Sokol MD, John Moorhead MD, Michelle Shaw MD, Samuel Kim MD, and Michael McCaskill MD represented Oregon docs at the 2017 ACEP Council meeting. Resolutions voted on included increasing diversity in the College, expanding involvement and participation of EMRA members, and various strategies to address the opioid crisis. Nationally, ACEP … Continue reading Oregon ACEP heads to the ACEP Council & ACEP17

Changes to Adolescent Suicide Reporting (ORS 441.750)

Oregon Revised Statute 441.750 requires hospitals to report statistical information to the Public Health Division about patients under 18 years of age who have attempted suicide. The Public Health Division has developed, in partnership with Oregon hospital emergency departments, a new electronic data reporting system known as ESSENCE that can now be used to gather … Continue reading Changes to Adolescent Suicide Reporting (ORS 441.750)