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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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EHR Intelligence: OpenNotes Pilots Show Value of Patients Annotating EHRs

February 26, 2015 Reply
EHR Intelligence: OpenNotes Pilots Show Value of Patients Annotating EHRs

With the advent of EHRs, mobile health products, telehealth services, and other health IT innovations, it comes as no surprise that physicians have also provided patients with electronic access to their written notes. The OpenNotes study started in 2011 and immediately showed patients feel better about and are more likely to adhere to their medications […]

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Reuters Health: Patients, doctors see benefits of sharing medical records

February 25, 2015 Reply
Reuters Health: Patients, doctors see benefits of sharing medical records

When Stacey Whiteman was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years ago, she didn’t realize the toughest challenge would be its impact on her brain. The 53-year-old from Massachusetts was forced to quit work as an executive assistant after becoming easily confused and prone to forget, even about priorities like doctor appointments. When her physician suggested […]

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University Of Missouri Health Care: MU Health Care Puts Patients First With Access To Online Physician Notes

February 11, 2015 Reply
University Of Missouri Health Care: MU Health Care Puts Patients First With Access To Online Physician Notes

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Health Care providers have long believed that an informed patient plays a vital role in the delivery of health care. To encourage patients to be more involved in their care, MU physicians have worked with the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation to give patients access to their notes at […]

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RWJF: Fast Company Names RWJF One of World’s 10 Most Innovative Not-For-Profits

February 9, 2015 Reply
RWJF: Fast Company Names RWJF One of World’s 10 Most Innovative Not-For-Profits

Fast Company announced today that it named the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the largest U.S. foundation devoted to health, as one of the 10 most innovative not-for-profit organizations globally. The magazine’s annual list of the world’s most innovative companies recognizes established enterprises and rising newcomers alike for exemplifying the best in business and innovation; […]

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