OpenNotes is the international movement dedicated to making health care more open and transparent by urging doctors, nurses, therapists, and others to share their visit notes with patients.
patients nationwide have online access to notes
Today 16,038,000 patients have online access to their notes.
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What Are Notes?
Written by doctors, nurses, therapists, or other health professionals to describe interactions with patients, notes are part of the medical record. When patients are invited to read these notes, they become open notes.
Why Share Notes?
Communicate and EngageGet started
Improve Quality of CareA doctor’s experience
Take Medication More EffectivelyWhat we’re learning
Manage Chronic IllnessA patient’s story
Support CaregiversFind out how
Make Care SaferThe latest research
Stories, News & Events
The OpenNotes movement is growing. Here’s the latest.