Visit notes are now open. Patients can read what’s written about them in an electronic health record.
What should you, the patient, consider while reading your open notes? What should you, the clinician, think about while writing your notes?
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.
Reading the notes your clinicians write can help you take more control of your health. Studies show that fully open communication with your doctor or nurse benefits you and your care partners. And we can help you find your notes.
With OurNotes, patients are writing notes with their doctors.
OpenNotes is exploring a new way to build transparent communication, shared decision-making, and mutual trust among patients, care partners and health professionals.
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: