The Oregon POLST Registry (OPR) successfully completed the launch of its new and upgraded data platform after more than a year in its design and logistical development. Abby Dotson, PhD – Director of OPR coordinated this seamless launch last weekend.
Recognizing that the operating platform was more than 10 years old, the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care and the Oregon Health Authority in a 50/50 public/private partnership contracted Beyond Lucid Technology to create a new and more efficient platform for the Registry.
With funding from private philanthropy, the Center for Ethics invested in the platform redesign with the goal of accessing more detailed data to enhance the quality assurance efforts of the Oregon POLST Program. Look for new features of the new OPR platform in future newsletters or go to the OPR website at orpolstregistry.org.
As the first of its kind in the nation, the Oregon POLST Registry began service as the statewide repository of POLST forms for the people of Oregon on December 3, 2009. The OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine operates the Oregon POLST Registry under contract from the Oregon Health Authority. See announcement post here.