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The promise and pitfalls of eHealth

BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

12.17.13 Thumbnail ElectronicRecordsOregon Health & Science University recently formed a partnership with Epic Systems Corp., one of the top makers of electronic medical record software. I talked about the future of "eHealth" with Dr. Aaron Cohen, an associate professor who directs commercial partnerships and collaboration for OHSU’s Informatics Discovery Lab.

OBA endorses Gov. Kitzhaber

BY OB STAFF

12.12.13 Thumbnail KitzIn an unprecedented early endorsement, the Oregon Business Association Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors announced yesterday that it has formally endorsed Governor John Kitzhaber for re-election.

 

Oregon ponders GM future

BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
12.11.13 Thumbnail GMFood

The movement to label genetically modified foods suffered a major blow last month with the defeat of ballot measure 522 in Washington state, which would have required manufacturers to label foods containing GM ingredients. So what does 522‘s defeat mean for the GM-labeling efforts in Oregon?

Can Oregon's poor prosper?

BY MIKE GREEN | OB BLOGGER
12.03.13 Thumbnail Poverty

Addressing the problems of the poor is a common theme that serves as a backdrop to issues of family, education, jobs, homelessness, health care and public taxation. Oregon’s most promising approach is its “Prosperity Initiative,” championed by  First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

The thin ice of media innovation

10.31.13 Thumbnail NewsBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

Having lots of digital edges, having many ways in for readers and users to find and consume stories, is a problem that newspapers have struggled to manage. Local television has been spared much of the disruption, until now.  

Oregon Business omission

10.07.13 Thumbnail CoverBY OB STAFF

Our October cover was illustrated by Chad Crowe. The print issue of the magazine inadvertently left his name off the masthead.

 

The real test of Oregon’s health care transformation

BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

10.04.13 Thumbnail HealthGov. John Kitzhaber scored nearly $2 billion in federal funding to overhaul the state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. In return, the state promised a 2% reduction in the rate of growth in per capita Medicaid spending. I think Oregon's going to have a relatively easy time hitting the budget targets — without stinting on quality. Here's why:

2013 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon announced

BY OB STAFF

10.03.13 Thumbnail 100BestOregon Business magazine has named the fifth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night during an awards dinner and celebration at the Portland Hilton.


Dueling designs

BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

09.30.13 Thumbnail FashionTwo competing fashion show producers aim to shine in the Portland market.