Open Notes now available for 4.8 Million Americans

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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

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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

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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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