OpenNotes Director presents new opportunities for open notes.
What is OpenNotes?
OpenNotes is the international movement advocating greater transparency in healthcare. Through research and education, we identify and disseminate best practices for sharing medical information with patients and their care partners.
OpenNotes is not software or a product. It’s a call to action.
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What is an open note?
After a medical visit, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers write notes that summarize important information about patients. These notes become part of a person’s medical record. When a note is shared with a patient, it becomes an “open note.”
The work has begun. Here’s where we need to go.
The new federal rule mandating open notes is a leap forward, and we’re riding that wave. But sharing notes with patients is just a start. The next level involves many more people utilizing those notes to bring greater transparency, collaboration, and safety to healthcare. That’s where we’re headed.
Here are some ways we’re getting there: