March 6- City Club Friday Forum: What did you say? Why Health Literacy Matters for Health Outcomes

Friday Forum: What did you say? Why Health Literacy Matters for Health OutcomesDate(s): March 6, 2015 Time: 12:15 PM  PST – 1:15 PM  PST Location: Sentinel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR Program Information: Doors open at 11:30am; Program begins at 12:15pm. Before you register, please review our reservation procedures – click here. What did you say? Why Health Literacy Matters for Health Outcomes At least …

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The next movement for patient’s participating in their care- OurNotes

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard teaching hospital) researchers Tom Delbanco, MD and Jan Walker, RN who started the OpenNotes movement are on to the next stage in the evolution of patients being involved in their care, OurNotes. We Can Do Better and our Northwest OpenNotes Consortium members will be watching this closely.  Read more about it here. Share …

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A new report finds huge disparities in costs of common surgeries

Blue Cross Blue Shield in their Health of America Report “A Study of Cost Variations for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries in the U.S.” NPR also covered this story and you can listen here. Share this, please:

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New report on International Profiles of Health Care Systems

Read here a new Commonwealth Fund report on the International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2014: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Share this, please:

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April 17-18 Institute for Health Improvement Open School West Coast Regional Conference

THE 2015 WEST COAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE INTERPROFESSIONAL, INNOVATIVE, & INTERACTIVE A conference made by students for students. Please join us April 17th-18th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon for the first IHI Open School West Coast Regional Conference. The PSU & OHSU Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter and the IHI Open School West Coast Region are hosting a dynamic learning event featuring: Exciting keynote speakers. Interprofessional and dynamic breakout …

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