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Medical Economics: Patient record transparency and the impact on physicians

July 7, 2016 Reply
Medical Economics: Patient record transparency and the impact on physicians

Many physicians are not comfortable sharing their progress notes with patients, concerned that they will take offense, be confused and add to the practice workload by calling or emailing with questions.  But under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), physicians must share their notes with patients who ask. Some physicians have embraced this […]

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HIT Leaders & News: Accessing medical information online via patient portals

July 6, 2016 Reply
HIT Leaders & News: Accessing medical information online via patient portals

Linda Johnson was 3,000 miles away from her Seattle home visiting her daughter in Baltimore when she had a medical emergency. Fortunately, Linda, like many of our patients at Harborview Medical Center, has secure online access to her complete medical record, and in this critical moment, she was able to share that access with her daughter. […]

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The Open Patient Documentary

June 29, 2016 Reply
The Open Patient Documentary

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Stream Live “The Open Patient” documentary premiere

June 28, 2016 Reply
Stream Live “The Open Patient” documentary premiere

OpenNotes is honored to be featured in The Open Patient, a film promoting sharing and transparency in the healthcare industry. The film will premiere at the 2016 Red Hat Summit as part of the Red Hat Films Open Source Stories series which focuses on a world where openness is a catalyst for change, from education […]

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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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AMDIS and OpenNotes Announce Partnership to Empower Patients

June 21, 2016 Reply
AMDIS and OpenNotes Announce Partnership to Empower Patients

Organizations believe a fully transparent medical record is the right thing to do for patients LAKE ALMANOR, CA – The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and OpenNotes have announced a partnership to advance transparency in health care and enhance patient and clinician communication by inviting patients to read and engage with the […]

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For the RecorD: OpenNotes Takes Hold in the Northwest

June 16, 2016 Reply
For the RecorD: OpenNotes Takes Hold in the Northwest

There’s no place quite like Portland, Oregon. It’s creative, hip, progressive, and a foodie’s paradise. It needs to be all those things because it rains approximately 160 days each year. Portland’s uniqueness makes it an ideal spot to try out new ideas—even when it comes to medical records, which typically aren’t associated with terms such […]

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The Washington Post Live – Cracking the Code: Optimizing Health Care

June 15, 2016 Reply
The Washington Post Live – Cracking the Code:  Optimizing Health Care

On June 14th at The Washington Post Live event “Cracking the Code: Optimizing Health Care”, lawmakers and health care professionals discussed an emerging health-care model that considers the value of care. They also debated the merits and dangers of health data for patients, industry and regulation.   Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, a longtime physician, argued […]

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Trailer for The Open Patient

May 19, 2016 Reply
Trailer for The Open Patient

Part of Red Hat Films’ Open Source Stories series, this short movie coming out June 2016, tells the story of how openness is changing the patient/doctor relationship—and the healthcare industry as a whole. It also explores OpenNotes as the initiative focused on giving patients access to their healthcare records. Watch the trailer at this link […]

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FierceHealthcare – Care coordination success stories: Empower nurses, OpenNotes, involve patients

April 22, 2016 Reply
FierceHealthcare – Care coordination success stories: Empower nurses, OpenNotes, involve patients

Three organizations have had success with care coordination but with different approaches. […] Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital: OpenNotes Other providers have gone even further in coordinating care by involving the patients in the process. At Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, for example, the OB/GYN department has adopted the OpenNotes initiative, which allows patients to review […]

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