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OpenNotes notches another big milestone, with 40 million patients now seeing their EHRs

OpenNotes has gained major momentum over the past decade in its efforts to convince providers that patients have the right to access the clinical notes in their electronic health records. This week, the initiative announced that more than 40 million patients across some 200 health systems are using secure portals to see their doctors’ notes.… Read More »

Kaiser Permanente plunking down $900 million on new Oakland headquarters

Kaiser Permanente has announced plans to construct a new headquarters — The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center — in Oakland, bringing together staff currently spread out across multiple locations. The health system said the impetus behind the $ 900 million project is reducing annual operating costs and delivering more affordable care and coverage. The new building,… Read More »

The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »