The Oregon Transformation Center: How and Why a State Agency Can Support Change

Cathy Kaufmann, Chris DeMars, Ron Stock

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Provides background and overview of the Oregon Transformation Center, a new office created with the Oregon Health Authority designed to serve as a hub for innovation and to support the spread of learning the implementation of the Coordinated Care Model. The Transformation Center was part of Oregon's effort to support change and circumvent the usual challenges of dissemination of change in health care. This chapter provides information on early implementation, organizational structure and staff roles, activities and future planning, and considers key lessons learned and implications for the development of transformation centers in other states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth Reform Policy to Practice
Subtitle of host publicationOregon's Path to a Sustainable Health System: A Study in Innovation
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128098288
ISBN (Print)9780128098271
StatePublished - Aug 7 2017


  • Change management
  • Coordinated Care Model
  • Innovator Agents
  • Learning collaboratives
  • State agency culture
  • Systems of learning
  • Transformation Center

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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