Today, more than 12 million patients in 36 states can share open notes in medical records. OpenNotes is an international movement that’s building better communication, quality of care, patient safety and trust.
What are open notes?
Written by doctors, nurses, therapists, or other health professionals to describe interactions with patients, notes are part of the medical record. They have various names – visit notes, clinic notes, progress notes, or chart notes, to name a few. But when patients are invited to read these notes, they become open notes.
This website was developed by OpenNotes, the international movement supporting the adoption of open notes. It’s not selling software. Funded solely by philanthropy, it’s calling for a fundamental change in medical practice.
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