Publications

Articles by the OpenNotes Team:

OpenNotes: How the Power of Knowing Can Change Health Care

Bell, Sigall, K., NEJM Catalyst, October 2016, ePub.

Your Patient Is Now Reading Your Note: Opportunities, Problems, and Prospects

Klein, Jared W., American Journal of Medicine,October 2016, Volume 129, Issue 10, Pages 1018–1021

Family Caregivers and Consumer Health Information Technology

Wolff, Jennifer L., J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Jan;31(1):117-21

Patients, Care Partners, and Shared Access to the Patient Portal: Online Practices at an Integrated Health System

Wolff, Jennifer L., JAMIA,

Health Records All Access Pass

Payne, Thomas H., Journal of AHIMA 87, no.8 (August 2016): 36-39.

When doctors share visit notes with patients: a study of patient and doctor perceptions of documentation errors, safety opportunities and the patient–doctor relationship

Bell, Sigall, K., BMJ Qual Saf doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004697

Transparent Electronic Health Records and Lagging Laws

Lee, Bryan. Ann Intern Med., May 24th 2016, 2016;165(3):219-220

Patients Learning to Read their Doctors’ Notes: the Importance of Reminders

Mafi, John N., JAMIA, February 2016,

Engaging Patients through Open Notes: an Evaluation Using Mixed Methods

Esch, Tobias, BMJ,  January 2016, Open 2016;6:e010034

Do Patients Who Access Clinical Information on Patient Internet Portals Have More Primary Care Visits?

Leville, Suzanne G., Medical Care, 2016;54(1):17-23

Opening Residents’ Notes to Patients: A Two-Institution Qualitative Study of Resident and Faculty Physician Attitudes on Open Notes Implementation in Graduate Medical Education

Crotty, Bryan H., Acad Med. 2016 Mar;91(3):418-26

Sharing Physician Notes Through an Electronic Portal is Associated With Improved Medication Adherence: Quasi-Experimental Study 

Wright, Eric, J Med Internet Res 2015;17(10):e226

Connecting Patients and Clinicians: The Anticipated Effects of Open Notes on Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Bell, Sigall K., The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2015;41(8):378-84.

Open Visit Notes: A Patient’s Perspective and Expanding National Experience

deBronkart, Dave, Journal of Oncology Practice. May 26, 2015 [Epub ahead of print]

US Experience With Doctors and Patients Sharing Clinical Notes

Walker, Jan, BMJ. February 10, 2015;350:g7785

Patients Who Share Transparent Visit Notes With Others: Characteristics, Risks, and Benefits

Jackson, Sara L., J Med Internet Res. November 12, 2014 16(11):e247

Patient Access to Online Visit Notes: Perceptions of Doctors and Patients at an Urban HIV/AIDS Clinic.

Oster, Natalia V., J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. July/August 2015 vol. 14 no. 4 306-312

Let’s Show Patients Their Mental Health Records

Kahn, Michael W., JAMA. April 1, 2014 311(13):1291-1292

The Road toward Fully Transparent Medical Records

Walker, Jan, N Engl J Med.  January 2, 2014 370: 6-8.

Online Access to Doctors’ Notes: Patient Concerns About Privacy

Vodicka, Elisabeth, J Med Internet Res. September 26, 2013  15(9):e208

OpenNotes: Hospitalists’ Challenges and Opportunities 

Feldman, Henry J., J Hosp Med.  July 2013 8(7): 414-417.

Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctors’ Notes: A Quasi-experimental Study and a Look Ahead

Delbanco, Tom, Ann Intern Med. October 2, 2012 157(7):461-470

Interval Examination: Moving Toward Open Notes

Walker, Jan, J Gen Intern Med.July 2013 28(7):965-969

The Urban Underserved: Attitudes Towards Gaining Full Access to Electronic Medical Records.

Dhanireddy, S., Health Expect. June 28, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]

Evaluating the Impact of Patients’ Online Access to Doctors’ Visit Notes: Designing and Executing the OpenNotes Project

Leveille, Suzanne G., BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. Apr 13, 2012 12(32)

Benefits from Destroying the Black Box (or Are We Opening Pandora’s Box?)

Delbanco, Tom, SGIM FORUM. February 2, 2012 35(2)

Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctors’ Notes: Patients and Doctors Look Ahead.

Walker, Jan, Ann Intern Med. December 20, 2011 155:811-819

OpenNotes: Doctors and Patients Signing On.

Delbanco, Tom, Ann Intern Med. July 20, 2010 153:121-125

Articles addressing OpenNotes:

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records During Hospitalization

Pell, Jomathan M., JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):856-858

VA OpenNotes: exploring the experiences of early patient adopters with access to clinical notes

Nazi, Kim M.,

The “Open Letter”: Radiologists’ Reports in the Era of Patient Web Portals

Bruno, Michael A., JACR. September 2014 11(9):863-867

Blue Button use by patients to access and share health record information using the Department of Veterans Affairs’ online patient portal

Turvey, Carolyn, J Am Med Inform Assoc. April 16,2014 310(18):1939-1940

Consumers Gaining Ground in Health Care

Guest, James, JAMA. November 13, 2013 310(18):1939-1940

Patient Experiences With Full Electronic Access to Health Records and Clinical Notes Through the My HealtheVet Personal Health Record Pilot: Qualitative Study

Woods, Susan S., J Med Internet Res. March 27, 2013 15(3):e65