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Cleveland Clinic Making Electronic Medical Records More Transparent to Patients Online

June 6, 2013 Reply
Cleveland Clinic Making Electronic Medical Records More Transparent to Patients Online

Cleveland Clinic is making its patients’ electronic medical records (EMRs) much more transparent and accessible by providing patients secure, convenient online access to almost all of the information in their medical files. The move will give patients a more complete picture of their health and empower them to make better, smarter and more economical decisions […]

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iHealthBeat: In Record Time: How an EHR Changed My Patient Experience

May 9, 2013 Reply

By Doug Thompson I’ll be the first to admit it, I was a bit put off when the receptionist said, “You need to call back the day you’d like to see the doctor.” With such short notice would I even get to see my new family doctor, or would I be triaged to one of […]

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HFMA: Meaningful Health Information Exchange

March 7, 2013 Reply

By Lola Butcher, March 6, 2013 Health information exchange means different things to different stakeholders. To a solo practitioner in Pasadena, Calif., it means having ready access to information about the treatment her patients have received in the local hospital and from other physicians—even though she does not have an electronic health record (EHR).   […]

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e-Patient Dave on PBS: “My Health Counts”

February 28, 2013 1 Reply

Listen to the e-patient stories of Dave deBronkart, Lygeia Ricciardi (official consumer e-health guru at HHS) and Buffalo resident Tom Dixon on PBS, hosted by Susan Hunt. Check out the video here.  

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Health Affairs Blog: Not In My Name: Real Patient-Centeredness Means Sharing Power

February 27, 2013 Reply
Health Affairs Blog: Not In My Name: Real Patient-Centeredness Means Sharing Power

If “information is power,” what can be a more complete sharing of power by medical professionals than this?

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VA Introduces New and Enhanced Features for VA Blue Button

January 29, 2013 Reply

January 29, 2013 Veterans can now also access VA OpenNotes, which ‘opens’ clinical notes, allowing Veterans to read their health care team’s notes from appointments and hospital stays. VA OpenNotes provides Veterans the ability to read and discuss notes with their health care teams, family and caregivers, offering them greater control over their health care. […]

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VA OpenNotes & Expanded Blue Button

December 31, 2012 Reply

The VA, already a leader in patient advocacy and consumer health informatics, is expanding their Blue Button to include OpenNotes! Learn more about the VA’s Blue Button and future plans here.

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OpenNotes: Access, Action, & Attitudes

December 11, 2012 Reply

“We need to understand how to communicate better with patients. We have a new mandate.”  – Mark Zeidel, MD, BIDMC   On October 11, 2012, the OpenNotes team held a meeting to discuss the final results of our year-long OpenNotes study, and explore how to make shared visit notes a more routine part of patient […]

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WIHI Broadcast of Open Notes

October 28, 2012 Reply

On November 1st, OpenNotes was featured on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s WIHI broadcast,”Open Notes: Doctors and Patients on the Same Page.” Host, Madge Kaplan, interviewed one of OpenNotes’ Primary Investigators, Dr. Tom Delbanco, about this new transparency. In addition, two participating clinicians, Dr. Robert D. Harrington of Harborview Medical Center and Dr. Richard Martin of […]

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Opinion: Why I Let My Patients See My Notes

October 28, 2012 Reply

Douglas Iliff, MD, discusses why for the past 25 years he has shared his visit notes with his patients.  His bottom line:  ”Trust your patients. They’ll reward you, in spades.” Read the full article here.

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