About Us

OpenNotes is a national initiative working to give patients access to the visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians.

In 2010, more than 100 primary care doctors from three diverse medical institutions across the United States began sharing notes online with their patients. Each site was part of a 12-month study to explore how sharing doctors’ notes may affect health care.

The evidence from this study started a movement to enable patients to easily read notes written about their care, and to bring more transparency to medical records. Find participating sites.

Hear from the co-directors of OpenNotes