Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

How new director Lynne Saxton will put her stamp on the Oregon Health Authority

Lynne Saxton was confirmed on March 9, 2015 as the Oregon Health Authority director, giving some long-needed stability to an agency that has gone without a permanent director since December 2013. Read more about it here.

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The Potential Impact of a Health Insurance Subsidy Shutdown

The Potential Impact of a Health Insurance Subsidy Shutdown  With oral arguments for the King v. Burwell case beginning tomorrow, The Commonwealth Fund has a variety of resources to help you understand the real-world impact of a potential Supreme Court decision to end health care subsidies in the 34 states with federally run insurance marketplaces. How would a ruling against …

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Open Notes now available for 4.8 Million Americans

Open Notes are now available to 4.8 Million Americans and growing. See where notes are being shared. We Can Do Better put the majority of the Oregon and Northwest dots on the map through our Northwest OpenNotes Consortium supported by Cambia Health Foundation. Congratulations to PeaceHealth who opened up notes for all of their patients in Oregon, Washington and Alaska this …

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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.

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