There are currently 26 IHN-CCO pilot programs underway in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. All pilot programs share the same goal of improving local health and health care access. Each program operates under criteria developed by the Oregon Health Authority and the IHN-CCO Community Health Improvement Plan. Program progress is monitored quarterly.
Linn County WIC
Samaritan Mid-Valley Pediatrics
This pilot aims to increase provider efficiency and improve provider compliance with regulatory requirements for documenting quality of care by training Medical Assistant staff to scribe office visits allowing the physician to focus on the care of the patient.
Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinics in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon
The main goals of this pilot are to provide:
The purpose of this pilot is to improve the care of pain patients referred to rehabilitative therapy by their primary care providers. It does this through a unique educational and interactive program designed by a fellowship trained chronic pain specialist for rehabilitation therapists. The intervention is designed to improve therapist knowledge of, and confidence in their treatment of pain using an easy-to-understand conceptual model already being implemented in our Patient-Centered Primary Care homes to teach the neurophysiology of pain.
The secondary goal of this pilot is to facilitate consistent and clear communication about pain to the patient from both the patient’s primary care provider and the rehabilitation therapist the patient is referred to for subspecialty care. By providing the same conceptual pain model to primary care providers and rehabilitative therapists, both groups will use similar language while building patients’ trust and understanding when describing and explaining pain to their mutual patients.
Addressing the factors contributing to burnout is not only central to managing a highly skilled, and expensive resource, it is also critical to assuring the health and satisfaction of our IHN-CCO members. The intent of this pilot is to design and implement a physician wellness program that:
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Depoe Bay Clinic
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
This pilot seeks to address the social determinants of health by imbedding bilingual, bicultural, school/neighborhood navigators into a Title-I school community serving the highest number of low-income, minority children in Benton County to facilitate linkages between families, schools, community resources, and the health care delivery system to improve community health outcomes.
In addition to the goals of the original pilot, the extension will focus on linking the intervention directly to improved health outcomes, such as increased health care visits for well child checks, provider visits, and vision and dental services for students and their family members.
The aim of the proposed Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) pilot is to improve access to care for victims of person crimes or abuse, more than half of which are IHN-CCO members. Before implementation of SANE, those that have experienced sexual assault reported to a hospital Emergency Department (ED) where they more often than not, experienced long wait times (up to 48 hours in some cases), were sent outside the area for care (typically Salem or Eugene), or chose to forego medical care and evidence collection all together. The pilot goals are to:
Available in Benton and Linn Co. and spreading to Lincoln Co.