We are proud to announce that The Oregon Clinic’s Dr. Donald Lum, Dr. Harry Bray, Dr. Betty Kim, and Erica Heagy, FNP, were all recently recognized by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) for demonstrating excellent quality care through the Bridges to Excellence (BTE) IBD Recognition program. Our providers join several thousand clinicians that have proven their commitment to delivering outstanding quality care to their patients.
What is Bridges to Excellence?
Bridges to Excellence is a part of the HCI3, a national organization devoted to improving health care quality and value. Our programs recognize and reward providers who deliver superior care to patients with chronic conditions including IBD.
How did they earn recognition?
Our providers had to meet performance standards on a broad range of measures that affect your health and wellness. These measures provide a checklist of items to help ensure that you receive high-quality care.
Who created these measures?
HCI3 works with experts to identify measures that promote the most effective management of your condition. For example, they help ensure that the right tests are performed at the right time, the proper treatments are provided, and so on.
What are the benefits to patients?
In studies, patients of recognized providers are healthier on average. Providers who meet our performance measures have been shown to:
- Improve patient health
- Decrease the cost of care
- Reduce the risk of avoidable complications and hospitalizations