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mobihealthnews: Beth Israel pilot to let patients add notes to medical records

January 27, 2015 Reply

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund this week to develop a program called OurNotes that allows patients to contribute to their medical records. The program is an extension of the well-known OpenNotes initiative and will include collaboration with a handful of other providers across the country. “This is really […]

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EHRIntelligence: Co-Authored EHR Notes to Redefine Patient Engagement

January 26, 2015 Reply
EHRIntelligence: Co-Authored EHR Notes to Redefine Patient Engagement

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, (BIDMC), a leader in the OpenNotes movement, is taking patient engagement one step further with a new grant that will explore the notion of letting patients actively contribute to their EHR documentation.  With a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund, BIDMC and a team of partner organizations will develop OurNotes […]

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How Are We Today? Study Lets WBUR’s CommonHealth – Patients Help Write Medical Notes, Google Doc Style

January 23, 2015 Reply
How Are We Today? Study Lets WBUR’s CommonHealth – Patients Help Write Medical Notes, Google Doc Style

First, beginning about five years ago, came the OpenNotes study. Researchers found that when they gave patients access to their primary care doctors’ written notes, the patients said they got better at taking care of themselves, particularly at taking medications correctly. And contrary to some doctors’ fears, the notes did not tend to cause offense […]

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e-patients.net – From OpenNotes to OurNotes: New project heads toward *real* participatory medicine

January 23, 2015 Reply
e-patients.net – From OpenNotes to OurNotes: New project heads toward *real* participatory medicine

I’m beyond thrilled. Way beyond thrilled. This is going to take some figuring out, but is this what we’ve been striving toward, or what?? For years we’ve written here about the OpenNotes study (MyOpenNotes.org), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which established that when patients can read their doctors’ unedited visit notes – the hairy detailed medicalese […]

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HealthIT Outcomes: Access To Notes Empowers Patients In Pilot Study

January 16, 2015 Reply
HealthIT Outcomes: Access To Notes Empowers Patients In Pilot Study

Psychiatry and social work clinicians report positive results from the mental health pilot at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an attempt to measure the use of OpenNotes to share mental health notations with patients. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston – an academic medical center affiliated with Harvard Medical School – employs approximately […]

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HealthcareITNews – OpenNotes: ‘This is not a software package, this is a movement’

January 8, 2015 Reply
HealthcareITNews – OpenNotes: ‘This is not a software package, this is a movement’

Tom Delbanco, MD, professor of general medicine and primary care at Harvard Medical School and former chief of general medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also co-director of the OpenNotes project, which gives patients access to the clinical notes written by their doctors and nurses. OpenNotes initially launched in 2010 as a pilot […]

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Mental Health Notes Empower Patients

December 19, 2014 Reply

About a year and a half ago, longtime BIDMC patient Stacey Whiteman received shocking news from her physician. “I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in my brain and in my spine,” she said. “Cognitively I am challenged. I can’t multitask anymore. I may look okay on the outside but on the inside, it is challenging, to […]

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e-patients.net – Evidence: “Patients value direct, independent access to their medical exams.” Who knew??

December 3, 2014 Reply
e-patients.net – Evidence: “Patients value direct, independent access to their medical exams.” Who knew??

Healthcare providers who are tracking patient experience and patient satisfaction, take note: a new study reported yesterday in Science Daily provides evidence that we patients really like it when we can view the data you collected about us. Even us over-50 ones, who are widely believed to be technologically not up to the task. (Fans of patient autonomy, like […]

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Physicians News: Should Doctors Tell Parents When They’ve Made Medical Mistake?

December 1, 2014 Reply
Physicians News: Should Doctors Tell Parents When They’ve Made Medical Mistake?

When a medical error leads to patient harm, it’s hard to argue that no one is more upset than the patient’s family.  However, it’s often overlooked that the doctors or nurses who caused that error also may be devastated. “One of the most difficult experiences for any doctor or nurse is when they realize that […]

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Harvard Business Review: Bringing the Customer’s Voice into Medicine

November 24, 2014 Reply
Harvard Business Review: Bringing the Customer’s Voice into Medicine

U.S. health care providers have 10 million newly insured patients to serve this year. That’s 10 million customers they don’t know much about, which makes innovation all the more important. We’re already experiencing a first, technology-driven wave of transformation — electronic health records, mobile phones, sensors, and telemedicine robots are making care more effective and […]

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