COPIC kickstarts 1-year project with Oregon POLST Registry
August 26, 2022
Founded in 1991, the COPIC Medical Foundation supports organizations and
initiatives that improve healthcare outcomes, patient safety and quality
of care. In 2022, COPIC Medical Foundation awarded the Institute a grant
to build an improved interface to the Oregon POLST (Portable Orders for
Life Sustaining Treatment) Registry. As healthcare delivery grows increasingly
complex, this system will allow clinicians to increase coordination and
make it possible for systems statewide to access a patient’s most
up-to-date wishes for treatment during a medical emergency. The one-year
project is led by Dr. Matthew Gonzales and Dr. Deborah Unger of the Institute,
in partnership with Dr. Abby Dotson of the Oregon POLST Registry. The
improvements have the potential to impact health systems and thousands
of patients across the state.
The COPIC Medical Foundation is focused on reducing fragmentation across
care settings. Breakdowns in care from a fragmented healthcare system
can lead to readmissions, missed diagnoses, medication errors, delayed
treatment, duplicative testing and procedures, and reduction in quality
of care leading to general patient and provider dissatisfaction.
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to this work, please contact Lindsey Oldridge, Philanthropy Officer, at
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