Techlandia September 2017 - Page 18

16 OREGON’S MOST TECH-FORWARD ECH-FORWARD HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS Healthcare is in a constant state of flux, and it is caused by more than policy changes. Today’s healthcare technology is advancing too fast for regulators to keep up: data mining and record-keeping, tailored health plans, fee- for-service systems, smart electronic health records and telehealth are all revolutionizing the industry. Oregon has been at the forefront of pursuing new initiatives to improve access to healthcare for residents across the state. Faster information flow, better solutions and knowledge-sharing technologies are simplifying healthcare processes and improving the overall patient experience. There are a few standouts among Oregon’s many organizations advancing digital health and wellness innovation: