This program began as a cooperative project between the Oregon Health & Science University and The John A. Hartford Foundation. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for seniors and patients with chronic illnesses using care managers and information systems. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the tremendous benefits clinical care management can offer to staff and patients alike.
The Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) conducts systematic reviews of healthcare topics for federal and state agencies and private foundations. These reviews report the evidence from clinical research studies and the quality of that evidence for use by policymakers in decisions on guidelines and coverage issues.
OCTRI was established in 2006 as one of 12 academic health centers across the nation awarded with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health. Initially, OCTRI focused its energy and resources on building clinical and translational research at Oregon Health & Science University and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. We are broadening our efforts to partner with regional institutions interested in biomedical issues, including academic institutions and members of industry. Our hope is to provide a regional platform for clinical and translational research and to increase collaboration with a variety of clinical and basic science investigators. Moreover, we are working towards additional partnerships with regional communities and governments to maximize our collective ability to stimulate research that is relevant to the health of our communities. We also use the unique perspective of the community to help guide priorities and opportunities for research and training.