Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More