Category Archive for: ‘Learn’

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

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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.

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A new report finds huge disparities in costs of common surgeries

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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.

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New report on International Profiles of Health Care Systems

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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.

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Consumer Confidence Project update

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The Lund Report covered the Consumer Confidence Project that We Can Do Better is involved in which is working on a comparison of the CCOs from a consumer perspective.

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Oregonian series on Addiction Treatment in Oregon

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Check out the Oregonians 4 part series on addiction treatment in Oregon. This is an area where “we can do better”.

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