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The Health Leadership Forum: How OpenNotes is enabling better patient engagement

April 15, 2015 Reply

Over the past five years, the OpenNotes project, which gives patients access to the clinical notes written by their doctors and nurses, has seen tremendous growth from its initial three pilot locations. It’s clear that what may have seemed revolutionary in 2010 has struck a nerve with health care organizations and patients, alike. Among the […]

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Kaiser Health News: Patient Safety Advocate Sees ‘Hope And Hype’ In Digital Revolution

April 14, 2015 Reply
Kaiser Health News: Patient Safety Advocate Sees ‘Hope And Hype’ In Digital Revolution

Dr. Robert Wachter is a long-time patient safety advocate who has written extensively about the trends affecting quality and safety in health care. Wachter, associate chair of the University of California-San Francisco department of medicine, years ago coined the term “hospitalist” and predicted the rise of that profession. In his new book, “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype […]

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MEDCITY News: Open Notes advances from research project to ‘movement’

April 12, 2015 Reply
MEDCITY News: Open Notes advances from research project to ‘movement’

The initial success of the Open Notes program is well-documented. As MedCity News reported, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine at the beginning of 2014 found widespread enthusiasm about the idea of opening unedited primary care clinician notes to patients at three test sites. After the first year of Open Notes, 99 percent […]

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The New York Times: The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Data

March 31, 2015 Reply
The New York Times: The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Data

Steven Keating’s doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future. A scan of his brain eight years ago revealed a slight abnormality — nothing to worry about, he was told, but worth monitoring. And monitor he did, reading and studying about brain structure, function and wayward cells, and obtaining a follow-up […]

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The Wall Street Journal – The Experts: How High-Tech Patient Portals Will Revolutionize Health Care

March 25, 2015 Reply
The Wall Street Journal – The Experts: How High-Tech Patient Portals Will Revolutionize Health Care

As the health-care world finally shifts from analog to digital, increasing numbers of patients have access to a patient portal–a site that allows them to schedule appointments, email their physicians, refill medications, and check the results of laboratory studies. As part of a national movement known as OpenNotes, nearly five million Americans can also read […]

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Neurology Today – Your Patients Can Read Their Entire Medical Record Online: OpenNotes is Coming Your Way

March 19, 2015 Reply
Neurology Today – Your Patients Can Read Their Entire Medical Record Online: OpenNotes is Coming Your Way

Neurologists who have adopted the OpenNotes program discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with sharing their medical notes and records with patients. This 25-year-old obese woman with a history of depression, cocaine abuse, and pseudoseizures presents for neurologic consultation following an episode of whole body shaking… It’s the kind of medical note that you may […]

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Health IT Outcomes: OpenNotes Allows Patients To Access, Annotate Their EHR

March 11, 2015 Reply
Health IT Outcomes: OpenNotes Allows Patients To Access, Annotate Their EHR

An OpenNotes pilot study has shown allowing patients access to their EHR leads to better medication adherence and a sense of control over their health – now researchers plan to allow patients to add notes to their records as well. OpenNotes, a project designed to allow patients access to their EHR, is planning to take […]

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Huffpost Healthy Living: New Study Suggests Patients Should Have Access To Their Own Medical Records

March 10, 2015 Reply
Huffpost Healthy Living: New Study Suggests Patients Should Have Access To Their Own Medical Records

(Reuters Health) – Letting patients see their medical records while they’re in the hospital might ease worry and confusion without extra work for doctors and nurses, a small study suggests. “The hope is that increased transparency achieved by sharing electronic medical records with patients while they’re in the hospital would make them more engaged in […]

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Psychiatric Times: Transparent Notes in Psychiatry

March 9, 2015 Reply
Psychiatric Times: Transparent Notes in Psychiatry

Demystification of the psychiatric experience through transparency with documentation can replace anxiety with empowerment. The trend toward transparent documentation has potential for many benefits, yet it remains a provocative concept for the field of psychiatry. The OpenNotes initiative that began with sharing primary care notes online and in real time with patients has proved to […]

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Columbia Business Time: MU Health Care opens online access to patient notes

February 26, 2015 Reply
Columbia Business Time: MU Health Care opens online access to patient notes

In an effort to create a more collaborative patient experience, MU Health Care is now offering digital access to medical notes made during a patient’s visit. The notes will be available on their online patient portal, MU Healthe, retroactive for most visits since December 1. Health care employees use the notes to summarize the details […]

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