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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

From: CHC Radio
Series: Conversations on Health Care
Length: 24:59

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Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on his state's health reform measures, including expanded use of electronic health records, telemedicine, community health centers, and patient-centered homes.

Logo_small This week, Mark and Margaret speak with physcian and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber about his state's receipt of a two billion dollar grant to expand its ground-breaking health care reforms.  The state is expanding programs that train community health workers, develop patient-centered homes, utilize telemedicine, as well as extensive use of electronic health records. The reformms aim to improve patient care, while greatly reducing costs. FactCheck.Org's Lori Robertson checks claims from the campaign trail.  Marianne O'Hare has this week's health care headline news.  

Piece Description

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with physcian and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber about his state's receipt of a two billion dollar grant to expand its ground-breaking health care reforms.  The state is expanding programs that train community health workers, develop patient-centered homes, utilize telemedicine, as well as extensive use of electronic health records. The reformms aim to improve patient care, while greatly reducing costs. FactCheck.Org's Lori Robertson checks claims from the campaign trail.  Marianne O'Hare has this week's health care headline news.  

Broadcast History

The show has been broadcasting from CT since 2009. We are now in several states around the country.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This week on Conversations on Health Care, Mark and Margaret speak with physician and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on his state's sweeping health reforms. Marianne O'Hare has this weeks health care headlines and FactCheck.org's Lori Robertson looks at another claim from the campaign trail.

OUTRO:

Next week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Clement Bezold, CEO of The Institute for Alternative Futures one what health care in America is going to look like in 2025.

Additional Credits

Mark Masselli, Margaret Flinter,

Related Website

www.chcradio.com, www.wesufm.org