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HealthLeaders Media: How OpenNotes Builds Patient Engagement

May 19, 2015 Reply
HealthLeaders Media: How OpenNotes Builds Patient Engagement

Patients are encouraged to become engaged in their healthcare, but they can’t do it unless providers give them the tools and information they need to actively participate. Everyone agrees that patient engagement is important. No one agrees on what, exactly, the term means. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine,”The Many Faces […]

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RWJF Google Hangout: Opening the Care Conversation through OpenNotes

May 5, 2015 Reply

During RWJF’s First Friday Hangout, we heard from a provider and a patient being honest about their experiences with OpenNotes. The conversation shouldn’t stop there. How can we as patients or providers continue to fight for greater health transparency? What is one thing your organization can do to make transparency in health care the norm […]

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The Healthcare Blog: Opening the Care Conversation Through Open Notes

April 28, 2015 Reply
The Healthcare Blog: Opening the Care Conversation Through Open Notes

It’s a memory aid. It’s truth serum. Using it can transform relationships forever. These may sound like come-ons for the type of product typically hawked on late-night television.  But in fact, they’re some of the things people are saying about OpenNotes. OpenNotes isn’t a product, but an idea: That the notes doctors and other clinicians write […]

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RWJF – First Friday Google+ Hangout: Improving Health Care Value Through OpenNotes

April 27, 2015 Reply

Please join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on May 1st from 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET for a First Friday Google+ Hangout on OpenNotes, an initiative that improves communication by giving patients direct access to their physicians’ notes about them. The initiative is one of multiple ways that RWJF is supporting greater transparency […]

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The Washington Post: There’s lots of health-care technology out there. How do you choose?

April 27, 2015 Reply
The Washington Post: There’s lots of health-care technology out there. How do you choose?

The increasing digitization of health care has ushered in a wide array of technological options, pushing patients to read up on them and make good choices. Here’s what the experts say: ● Be a wise consumer. You wouldn’t buy a car without reading the reviews and making sure it’s safe. “Patients should use the same […]

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The Washington Post: How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic.

April 27, 2015 Reply
The Washington Post: How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic.

Thanks to technology, Gary Sullivan enjoys a new kind of relationship with his doctor. If he wakes up with a routine health question, the 73-year-old retired engineer simply taps out a secure message into his doctor’s electronic health records system. His Kaiser Permanente physician will answer later that day, sparing Sullivan a visit to the […]

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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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