Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

November 2014 Atlantic article covers books on doctor-patient relationships

Read this article in the November 2014 Atlantic magazine about physician authors writing about the doctor-patient relationship. We Can Do Better is leading the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium and participating in the Oregon Medical Association’s Choosing Wisely effort to help people improve their relationships with their doctors and health providers.

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Portland part of national survey on medical price transparency

Portland was part of a federal survey done to look at what a consumer would pay for procedures if paying out of pocket. Read more here.

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Oregonian review of 2015 Health Plan options

Read here for tips on looking at Oregon’s health plan options.  

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Save the Date- October 1, 2015 7th Annual We Can Do Better Conference

Join us October 1, 2015 to Learn, Connect and Act at our 7th Annual We Can Do Better Conference “Connecting the Dots for a Healthier Oregon” at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland, OR. Watch our newsletter and our 2015 Conference webpage for more information coming soon. See what happened at our 2014 conference here. We are actively seeking sponsors, for …

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CCO evaluation project hits first milestone

CCO evaluation project hits first milestone Portland, Oregon November 17, 2014—In October, the Consumer Confidence Project (CCP) gathered preliminary data from publically available sources on how Oregon’s sixteen coordinated care organizations (CCOs) reach out to their members. “Coordinated Care Organizations and health system transformation is a grand Oregon experiment. The Oregon Health Authority and CMS have defined quite a few metrics that are …

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