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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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Sharing Access to Notes Engages and Empowers Patients, Families and other Care Partners

August 9, 2016 Reply
Sharing Access to Notes Engages and Empowers Patients, Families and other Care Partners

Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health   Navigating health system demands and managing treatments can be difficult, particularly for individuals with complex health needs who are often under the care of multiple providers.  Online patient portals have become an important strategy that can be […]

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National Health Center Week, 2016

August 8, 2016 Reply
National Health Center Week, 2016

We salute our colleagues at community health centers throughout the nation who on a daily basis treat patients in our communities with respect and understanding. Community health centers have been leading advocates for improving access to health care. They appreciate the diversity of backgrounds and needs in our communities. Opening and sharing notes with patients […]

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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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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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MedScape: Landmark Report Urges Reform to Avert Diagnostic Errors

September 22, 2015 Reply
MedScape: Landmark Report Urges Reform to Avert Diagnostic Errors

Authors of a landmark report [download the report here!] find that little progress has been made in reducing diagnostic errors in the 15 years since the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report To Err is Human: Building A Safer Health System revealed dramatic lapses in patient safety. Consequently, authors conclude in the new report released today […]

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Cancer Cytopathology – Going Mainstream: Online Sharing of Test Results With Patients

July 15, 2015 Reply
Cancer Cytopathology – Going Mainstream: Online Sharing of Test Results With Patients

Outside the walls of medicine, seismic shifts are affecting how health professionals do their jobs and how the public experiences care. People are harnessing information previously outside their reach and are connecting with one another online in ways not imagined a few years ago. With ready access to the Internet and the use of always-on […]

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RWJF – First Friday Google+ Hangout: Improving Health Care Value Through OpenNotes

April 27, 2015 Reply

Please join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on May 1st from 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET for a First Friday Google+ Hangout on OpenNotes, an initiative that improves communication by giving patients direct access to their physicians’ notes about them. The initiative is one of multiple ways that RWJF is supporting greater transparency […]

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Kaiser Health News: Patient Safety Advocate Sees ‘Hope And Hype’ In Digital Revolution

April 14, 2015 Reply
Kaiser Health News: Patient Safety Advocate Sees ‘Hope And Hype’ In Digital Revolution

Dr. Robert Wachter is a long-time patient safety advocate who has written extensively about the trends affecting quality and safety in health care. Wachter, associate chair of the University of California-San Francisco department of medicine, years ago coined the term “hospitalist” and predicted the rise of that profession. In his new book, “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype […]

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