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OpenNotes in Oregon and national OpenNotes psych pilots

The We Can Do Better lead Northwest OpenNotes Consortium was covered in the July Portland Physician Scribe (see page 8). Nationally the OpenNotes leaders in Boston are now opening up therapy notes, read more in this NY Times article. Is this something you would want to see done in Oregon?

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New RWJF Report on First Observations Around the ACA

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a new report out to track the impacts of health care reform. One of the key findings is that there was not an increase in new patient visits and that there is a widening gap between states who did Medicaid expansion and those who did not.  

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Commonwealth looks at ACA impact on uninsured

Check out this new Commonwealth study on the impact the ACA had on the uninsured. 9.5 Million fewer adults are uninsured.

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Not to late to listen if you missed July 3 Think Out Loud on Medical Malpractice Mediation and Patient Safety

Last Weeks July 3 Think Out Loud is worth a listen. Segments on the new medical malpractice mediation system and on potential changes to hospital fines from Medicare for patient injuries, listen here.

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Interactive Tool on Commonwealth shows you OR data compared to other states

Try out this new interactive tool to show Oregon benchmarked agains national and other state data on various health indicators.

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