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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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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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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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Health Data Management: Online Initiative Engages Patients by Sharing Physician Notes

February 5, 2015 Reply
Health Data Management: Online Initiative Engages Patients by Sharing Physician Notes

More than 5 million patients nationwide now have electronic access to their clinicians’ visit notes through an effort that allows them to read these medical notes online after an appointment. The use of technology to better engage patients in their own care is at the heart of OpenNotes, according to John Mafi, M.D., an internal […]

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HealthIT Security: BIDMC Developing Interactive, Secure Health Data Program

February 4, 2015 Reply
HealthIT Security: BIDMC Developing Interactive, Secure Health Data Program

Last week, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund to develop an interactive, yet still secure health data program. Specifically, BIDMC will be working with OurNotes, a tool that gives patients the opportunity to contribute to their own EMRs. OurNotes is an extension of OpenNotes, which BIDMC has […]

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Medscape: OurNotes Project to Explore Patient-Generated EHR Data

February 3, 2015 Reply
Medscape: OurNotes Project to Explore Patient-Generated EHR Data

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the pilot sites for the successful OpenNotes project, is launching a study called OurNotes to test the concept of having patients add to and update their own electronic medical records. Using a $450,000 grant from the Commonwealth Fund, the medical center will collaborate with its […]

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The Irish Times – Medical Matters: Charting progress: who owns patients’ medical notes?

February 2, 2015 Reply
The Irish Times – Medical Matters: Charting progress: who owns patients’ medical notes?

Is the main purpose of medical records for doctors to communicate with each other as well as to remind themselves of the details of a patient’s condition or treatment? Who actually “owns” your medical chart? Have you ever read your own medical record, in hospital or in general practice? Until recently at least, doctors were […]

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