Clinical Partnerships

clinical partnershipsAs part of Oregon’s only academic health center, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is uniquely positioned to lead a statewide effort to create standards for cancer screening, therapy and prevention. Together with regional clinical partners, we are developing initiatives to help set and implement statewide standards for care of cancer patients. We are also working on measures to improve public health and advocate for more health-conscious public and corporate policies.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute understands that the needs of each community vary, therefore collaborative agreements between OHSU and our clinical partners differ. Currently, we have partnerships with Salem Cancer Institute (Salem, Ore.), Tuality Healthcare (Hillsboro, Ore.), Bay Area Hospital (Coos Bay, Ore.) and Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, Ore.)


Our goals

  • To improve the quality of care for oncology patients, expand cancer prevention efforts and expand access to multidisciplinary care for people throughout the region.
  • To improve patient access to cancer care treatment, survivorship programs and resources and clinical research.
  • To advance cancer treatment through clinical trial development, data exchange and aggregation, enhanced professional interaction, outcomes research, basic science investigation, coordination of patient care, provider education and training and use of new technologies.
  • To collaboratively design and implement improvements in communication to facilitate physician interactions and referrals between OHSU and facilities across the region for the benefit of patients.

Our community physician partners have been provided access to the OHSU electronic medical record (through OHSU Connect) in a manner that is consistent with national HIPAA and OHSU guidelines. OHSU faculty will be provided with access to others’ electronic medical record as it becomes available and in a manner that is consistent with HIPAA guidelines.

Read more about OHSU Connect