Last Thursday, Bloomberg BusinessWeek carried a report about how Kaiser Permanente has created a massive genetic database that other researchers will be able to access. According to Bloomberg, the “biobank links the health records of more than 210,000 Kaiser members with samples of their DNA.” (more…)





The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, has just published a new “Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research.” A statement about the thinking behind and key recommendations in this new roadmap is also (more…)