Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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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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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NextAvenue: Doctors Are Slowly Opening Their Notes to Patients

March 28, 2016 Reply
NextAvenue: Doctors Are Slowly Opening Their Notes to Patients

A new program called OpenNotes helps patients be more engaged Ever wondered what your doctor is saying about you in all of those typed or scribbled notes? You may be able to find out soon, if you can’t already. OpenNotes is a national movement encouraging physicians to share medical records and the observations they record […]

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OpenNotes helps to improve misunderstandings between docs, patients

March 21, 2016 Reply
OpenNotes helps to improve misunderstandings between docs, patients

One of the biggest benefits of the OpenNotes initiative has been clarification of misunderstandings between patients and clinicians, according to the Commonwealth Fund. A new post describes some of the findings of a study published last month by the organization for which chronic patients at OpenNotes facilities were interviewed, face-to-face, to determine the impact on […]

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Chicago Tribune: Doctors see patients taking a greater role in their own care

December 17, 2015 Reply
Chicago Tribune: Doctors see patients taking a greater role in their own care

The practice of medicine has moved away from a paternalistic model toward one of collaboration between doctor and patient. This has happened as the information age, propelled by the Internet, has plunged us into an ocean of health information. In the past, doctors may have been happy with passive patients who followed orders and didn’t ask questions, said […]

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HealthCareInformatics: OpenNotes Movement Gets $10M in Funding for Expansion

December 15, 2015 Reply
HealthCareInformatics: OpenNotes Movement Gets $10M in Funding for Expansion

Continuing the progress of the OpenNotes movement, four institutions have jointly announced $10 million in new funding to spread access to clinical notes to 50 million patients nationwide. The practice of sharing visit notes more readily began with the OpenNotes yearlong pilot in 2010. At the end of a year, those who read their notes […]

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MedCitynews: $10M infusion to allow OpenNotes to reach 50 million people

December 15, 2015 Reply
MedCitynews: $10M infusion to allow OpenNotes to reach 50 million people

OpenNotes, once an academic experiment to see if physicians would accept patients viewing encounter notes and if patients could decipher the medicalese, is getting ready to scale. Tuesday, four charitable foundations announced that they together would contribute $10 million so 50 million Americans can gain electronic access to their visit notes over the next three years. That is […]

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FierceHealthIT: Columbia St. Mary’s Bruce McCarthy: OpenNotes shifts patient-provider power balance

December 14, 2015 Reply
FierceHealthIT: Columbia St. Mary’s Bruce McCarthy: OpenNotes shifts patient-provider power balance

“It’s like being able to hit the replay button on your visit with the doctor,” [McCarthy] said. “It’s a living example of a way to make the patient is a partner into their care. If they’re a partner, they should be all the way in, we should be working from the same medical record, looking at […]

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Kaiser Health News: Push On To Make Transparent Medical Records The National Standard Of Care

December 14, 2015 Reply
Kaiser Health News: Push On To Make Transparent Medical Records The National Standard Of Care

Perched on an exam table at the doctor’s office watching the clinician type details about their medical problems into their file, what patient hasn’t wondered exactly what the doctor is writing? As many as 50 million patients may have a chance to find out in the next few years, following the announcement this week of […]

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