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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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The Wall Street Journal – The Experts: How High-Tech Patient Portals Will Revolutionize Health Care

March 25, 2015 Reply
The Wall Street Journal – The Experts: How High-Tech Patient Portals Will Revolutionize Health Care

As the health-care world finally shifts from analog to digital, increasing numbers of patients have access to a patient portal–a site that allows them to schedule appointments, email their physicians, refill medications, and check the results of laboratory studies. As part of a national movement known as OpenNotes, nearly five million Americans can also read […]

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Huffpost Healthy Living: New Study Suggests Patients Should Have Access To Their Own Medical Records

March 10, 2015 Reply
Huffpost Healthy Living: New Study Suggests Patients Should Have Access To Their Own Medical Records

(Reuters Health) – Letting patients see their medical records while they’re in the hospital might ease worry and confusion without extra work for doctors and nurses, a small study suggests. “The hope is that increased transparency achieved by sharing electronic medical records with patients while they’re in the hospital would make them more engaged in […]

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Columbia Business Time: MU Health Care opens online access to patient notes

February 26, 2015 Reply
Columbia Business Time: MU Health Care opens online access to patient notes

In an effort to create a more collaborative patient experience, MU Health Care is now offering digital access to medical notes made during a patient’s visit. The notes will be available on their online patient portal, MU Healthe, retroactive for most visits since December 1. Health care employees use the notes to summarize the details […]

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RWJF: Fast Company Names RWJF One of World’s 10 Most Innovative Not-For-Profits

February 9, 2015 Reply
RWJF: Fast Company Names RWJF One of World’s 10 Most Innovative Not-For-Profits

Fast Company announced today that it named the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the largest U.S. foundation devoted to health, as one of the 10 most innovative not-for-profit organizations globally. The magazine’s annual list of the world’s most innovative companies recognizes established enterprises and rising newcomers alike for exemplifying the best in business and innovation; […]

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