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How OpenNotes Began

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 OpenNotes study started a movement to enable patients to easily read notes written about their care, and to bring more transparency to medical records.

Hear from the lead investigators behind OpenNotes

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