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
20,535,000 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.
Stories, News & Events
The OpenNotes movement is growing. Here’s the latest.
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Cait DesRoches, DrPH, OpenNotes Executive Director
"We hope that health systems will expand their practice to bring the benefits of open notes to patients in treatment for mental illness."
Linda, a patient