OpenNotes is the international movement promoting and studying transparent communication in healthcare. We help patients and clinicians share meaningful notes in medical records. We call these open notes.
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The OpenNotes Movement
Over the past 10 years, through education, research, and advocacy, the OpenNotes movement has had a remarkable impact on building fully transparent communication into care.
The Covid-19 pandemic, the need to maintain and build trust in scientific medicine, the effects of social inequities on health, and new federal legislation make our efforts even more important.
OpenNotes provides tools and resources that help clinicians and health care systems share notes with patients. OpenNotes is not software or a product. It’s a call to action.
At a time of global crisis, patients, clinicians, and health care systems, including those focusing on socio-economically disadvantaged populations, are rapidly adopting open notes.
Here’s where we need to go: