Using Design Thinking to Make a Difference

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 - 11:09
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:04
While a fresh idea in the digital world, design thinking was pioneered years ago in government.  Today, it is currently being piloted again by some agencies, and beyond the digital realm.  For example, some years ago, the Clinton-Gore Reinventing Government initiative sponsored a pilot called “Oregon Option,” where nine federal programs for child health services were combined on the ground in Orego

U.S. Government to Fund Innovative Care Model in Oregon

Friday, May 4th, 2012 - 14:13
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 14:01
In exchange for payment cuts to Medicaid providers, Oregon will initiate an incentives program with the help of $1.9 billion in federal funding. According to the Associated Press the Oregon plan sanctions "coordinated care organizations to manage all mental, physical and dental care for 600,000 low-income patients on the Oregon Health Plan," the state's Medicaid program.

For Some States, Health Reform Law is a Tether

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - 14:26
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 14:10
Flexibility is the name of the game according to proponents of the law including the President himself. However, the much heralded waiver system which has been employed for decades with joint federal-state programs like Medicaid may not be reactive enough for progressive states. Oregon, led by Governor John Kitzhaber, wants to institute a state-wide Medicaid plan available to public employees and payment reform effect immediately.

How Many Waivers Is Too Many Under Health Reform?

Monday, March 21st, 2011 - 11:55
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:32
As The New York Times reported over the weekend, the Obama administration has been fairly generous in its granting of waivers to a diverse group of businesses, unions and health plans to temporarily exempt them from stringent requirements under heatlh reform.

Government Reform: David Osborne

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 - 16:54