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#OpenNotes mashup! 20th birthday of Seinfeld’s “Elaine’s a difficult patient” :)

October 17, 2016 Reply
#OpenNotes mashup! 20th birthday of Seinfeld’s “Elaine’s a difficult patient” :)

“It was twenty years ago today / Sgt Pepper taught the band to play” … well, today’s the 20th birthday of Seinfeld episode #139, October 17, 1996. This was the famous segment where Elaine looked in her chart and found she’d been marked “Difficult.” What followed was hysterical, as she got lied to and ultimately recruited Kramer […]

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Should Patients Read Their Progress Notes?

September 12, 2016 Reply
Should Patients Read Their Progress Notes?

Proto Magazine – A nationwide program advocates that patients should have seamless access to their doctors’ notes. But not everyone thinks this is a good idea. Patients once had to file a subpoena to see their own medical records. Even today, the logistics for patients to acquire their charts are cumbersome enough that fewer than […]

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OpenNotes Introduces Advisory Board

September 12, 2016 Reply
OpenNotes Introduces Advisory Board

BOSTON – OpenNotes is pleased to announce that ten extraordinary advocates for health care quality and improvement are the founding members of the OpenNotes Advisory Board. “This is an outstanding group of innovators,” said Cait DesRoches, DrPH, OpenNotes Executive Director. “They have decades of experience in patient care, health information technology, and advocating for the […]

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OpenNotes Reaches 10 Million

August 3, 2016 Reply
OpenNotes Reaches 10 Million

Patients at VA and 50 institutions in 35 states can now read their medical notes online BOSTON – The OpenNotes movement is excited to share a milestone – 10 million Americans can now read their medical notes securely online. “The results of the OpenNotes study involving 105 primary care doctors and 20,000 of their patients […]

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Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH, Joins OpenNotes as Executive Director

June 22, 2016 Reply
Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH, Joins OpenNotes as Executive Director

Expertise on emerging trends in health care delivery will guide national dissemination efforts BOSTON – Prominent health policy and public health researcher, Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH, is joining the growing OpenNotes team and the Harvard Medical School faculty. As Executive Director, DesRoches will lead the OpenNotes movement toward national adoption of the practice of providing […]

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Mount Sinai Health Joins OpenNotes

April 19, 2016 Reply
Mount Sinai Health Joins OpenNotes

Initiative’s goal is to expand to 50 million patients within three years Mount Sinai Health System in New York has joined the OpenNotes movement, which allows patients electronic access to their provider’s notes in their medical records. The OpenNotes initiative, which started with 20,000 patients in 2010, now includes more than 5 million patients. Its […]

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CHIME, OpenNotes Partner to Spur Patient Engagement, Support Advances in Precision Medicine

February 25, 2016 Reply
CHIME, OpenNotes Partner to Spur Patient Engagement, Support Advances in Precision Medicine

  ANN ARBOR, MI, February 25, 2016— The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and OpenNotes today unveiled a unique partnership to accelerate information sharing between patients and providers. The collaboration, which will help empower patients to become advocates in their care, was announced as part the Obama administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative Summit.   […]

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Prestigious Healthcare Experts Join OpenNotes Movement

February 24, 2016 Reply
Prestigious Healthcare Experts Join OpenNotes Movement

Combined experience will help guide the spread of access to clinical notes to 50 million patients nationwide   BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2016 –  National health care leaders, John Santa, MD, MPH, Homer Chin, MD, MS, and Amy Fellows, MPH, have joined the OpenNotes team. The three bring decades of expertise in information technology and population health […]

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OpenNotes at HIMSS16: understanding the benefits of providing patients access to clinician notes

February 24, 2016 Reply
OpenNotes at HIMSS16: understanding the benefits of providing patients access to clinician notes

What:     Presented by Homer Chin, MD, MS, who leads OpenNotes’ efforts to integrate Health Information Technology, and Amy Fellows, MPH, whose focus is on Community Health Programs, with particular attention to individuals who are medically underserved , this session will discuss the significant benefits of providing patients access to clinician notes, as well as the […]

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Duke Health is joining national Open Notes initiative

February 1, 2016 Reply
Duke Health is joining national Open Notes initiative

Duke University Health System has joined a growing national Open Notes initiative to improve patient-physician communication and support our ongoing work to promote patient-centered care. Beginning February 1, 2016, outpatient progress notes documented in Duke Maestro Care will be shared with patients via Duke MyChart. Duke Health patients will only be able to access progress notes that are documented on or after […]

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