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Northwest patients to gain easy access to clinicians’ notes

April 8, 2014 Reply
Northwest patients to gain easy access to clinicians’ notes

Regional collaboration spurs first widespread adoption of the OpenNotes initiative Portland, Ore. – A unique regional collaboration among nine prominent health systems and medical groups in the Northwest will provide more than one million patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington with electronic access to the notes their providers include in medical records. This marks the first […]

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Making Mental Health Notes Available to Patients

April 2, 2014 Reply
Making Mental Health Notes Available to Patients

BIDMC launches pilot, advocates for openness Date: 4/1/2014 BIDMC Contact: Kelly Lawman Phone: 617-667-7305 Email: klawman@bidmc.harvard.edu Writing for “A Piece of My Mind,” appearing April 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), lead author and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center psychiatrist, Michael Kahn, MD, urges mental health clinicians to begin sharing the visit notes they write […]

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Columbia St. Mary’s is First Wisconsin Health System to Launch Online Access To Doctor’s Notes

November 16, 2013 Reply

 Transforming patient care – one note at a time  Milwaukee – When a patient is sick, tired or stressed during a doctor’s visit, they may forget what the doctor said or prescribed. Columbia St. Mary’s is addressing this issue by strengthening the patient-doctor partnership and giving their more than 300,000 patients secure online access to […]

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Geisinger Gives Patients Access to Doctors’ Notes

May 8, 2013 Reply

Health system embraces OpenNotes® to get patients involved in care DANVILLE, Pa.—More than 100,000 Geisinger Health System (GHS) patients will have access to their doctors’ notes for the first time through the secure MyGeisinger online patient portal when Geisinger expands OpenNotes in May due to the initiative’s overwhelming success. The expansion of OpenNotes will include more than […]

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Patients Feel More Control of Their Health When Doctors Share Notes

October 1, 2012 1 Reply

Patients with access to notes written by their doctors feel more in control of their care and report a better understanding of their medical issues, improved recall of their care plan and being more likely to take their medications as prescribed, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-led study has found.

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Doctors Are Cautious, Patients Enthusiastic About Sharing Medical Notes

December 19, 2011 Reply

Patients are overwhelmingly interested in exploring the notes doctors write about them after an office visit, but doctors worry about the impact of such transparency on their patients and on their own workflow, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) study suggests.

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Transparency Through OpenNotes

July 19, 2010 Reply

Technology has placed vast amounts of medical information literally a mouse click away. Yet what often may be central – a doctor’s notes about a patient visit – has traditionally not been part of the discussion. In effect, such records have long been out of bounds.

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