Patients, providers and health care administrators all have a role in making open notes a routine part of health care. This toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to guide you in implementing open notes in your health system and offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.
You will find in this toolkit a handout and template PowerPoint presentation to help you make the case for open notes in your institution, policy and communications suggestions for successful implementation of open notes, sample FAQs for patients and clinicians, and more.
OpenNotes is a not-for-profit initiative supported by philanthropic foundations and charitable trusts.
Use these documents to help you make the case for open notes to clinicians and decision-makers in your institution.
Fact Sheet: What is OpenNotes?
Fact Sheet: OpenNotes Results
View and use the presentation on Slideshare.
Teleconference Presentation by Tom Delbanco and Jan Walker
Presented to Scottsdale Institute on February 11th 2014. Listen to the teleconference.
Use these documents in discussions with decision-makers and IT staff as you plan what open notes will look like at your institution.
Sharing Notes Using EHRs and Patient Portals
Key Policy Considerations
Learn how other institutions have implemented open notes.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Geisinger Health System
Use these tools to help guide clinicians in sharing their notes with patients.
Writing Fully Transparent Notes
Clinician Frequently Asked Questions
Use these tools to publicize open notes and help patients and caregivers make the most of shared notes at your institution.
Tip Sheet: Launching Your OpenNotes Program
Patient Frequently Asked Questions
Use these surveys to measure the impact of your open notes at your institution.