Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

Patients push for transparency: OpenNotes at Northwest Permanente

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OpenNotes is a nationwide movement encouraging clinicians to share clinical notes and visit summaries with their patients. The formal initiative was introduced in 2010 and three health systems underwent a trial run of the initiative: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.; and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Three years later, a Portland, Ore.-based …

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Exhibit: No Harm Intended Explores Lane County’s Medical History

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An exhibit at the Lane County Historical Museum in Eugene offers a portrait of health care during the pivotal century between 1840 and 1940. Read about it here.

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The Next Phase of the OpenNotes Movement

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Read more about the expansion of OpenNotes from 5 Million nationally to 50 Million. We Can Do Better has been subcontracted to be a part of this movement. Ask us if you want to learn more about what we are doing here in the Northwest.

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September 14, 2016-Save The Date- We Can Do Better 8th Annual Conference

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Please save the date for our 8th Annual We Can Do Better Conference on September 14, 2016 at the Portland Art Museums Grand Ballroom. Contact us if you want to help plan, volunteer the day of or contribute to our scholarship fund so everyone who wants to attend can Learn, Connect and Act.

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Consumers alerted to potential Moda-related scams

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Salem — The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) urges consumers to protect themselves from potential scams in light of the uncertainty caused by the financial troubles of Moda Health Plan Inc. DCBS is aware of multiple incidents in which consumers worried about the status of their insurance with Moda receive calls from people who claim to be …

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