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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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Foundations Unite to Support Access to Clinical Notes for 50 Million Patients Nationwide

December 15, 2015 Reply
Foundations Unite to Support Access to Clinical Notes for 50 Million Patients Nationwide

Four foundations jointly fund three-year, $10 million expansion of the OpenNotes movement BOSTON—Cambia Health Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today jointly announced $10 million in new funding to spread access to clinical notes to 50 million patients nationwide. OpenNotes is a national initiative that […]

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The OpenNotes Collaborative Receives the Inaugural John Q. Sherman Award

May 15, 2014 Reply

Orlando, FL, May 15, 2014—Today, winners of the inaugural John Q. Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement were honored in award ceremonies at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, FL. Dr. Nasia Safdar, hospital epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin Hospital, was recognized with the individual award of excellence. The OpenNotes Collaborative won […]

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