If your health system or clinician’s office makes notes available online via a secure patient portal, that is the easiest way to access your notes. 1. The first step is registering for a patient portal account. Most health systems provide online access to your medical information through a password-protected, secure internet site. Called a patient…
At an age when her peers were in school, Liz Salmi was touring the country as the drummer in a punk rock band. When others her age were launching careers and starting families, she was confronting a life-threatening illness. She approached that illness with a curiosity and creativity that has put her at the forefront…
By Hannah Chimowitz, BA & Sigall K. Bell, MD – posted first on The Joint Commission Blog
An estimated 43.5 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to an adult or child for an average of 24.4 hours each week.1 More than half of these caregivers also work full time.2 Because patients supported by caregivers are elderly, frail, or chronically ill, informal caregiving represents a subset of health care interactions that are particularly complex, prone to errors, and costly.
By Kevin Bolduc – posted first in the Center for Effective Philanthropy Blog on February 27th 2018
Transparency — being open, honest, and clear — is a key driver of strong relationships between funders and grantees. It’s valued by foundation and grantee CEOs alike, and grantees think foundations are doing a decent job of being transparent (though more so in sharing about their processes than their learning).
by Barbara Sadick – posted first on The Wall Street Journal on February 26th 2018
With OurNotes, patients can see their doctors’ notes before appointments, as well as detail what they want to talk about during their visit.
by Jared Klein, MD, MPH
SEATTLE, WA – Sharon [pseud] had struggled with her blood pressure for years, but when she ended up in the ER experiencing chest pain I couldn’t help thinking how I may have failed as her doctor. We had discussed her blood pressure many times, but I’m not sure if she really “got it.”
RICHMOND, VA – After losing her father to a medical error, Dr. Wolver’s support of OpenNotes got personal.
Here’s her story about bringing OpenNotes to Virginia Commonwealth University Health.
It’s been a remarkable year for OpenNotes. In 2017 the number of health systems sharing notes and the number of patients with access to notes doubled. We’re excited by the momentum OpenNotes is gaining, but there’s still plenty of work ahead. Here are ten highlights from 2017 that have us energized for the New Year.
by Betsy Furler, mom and caregiver
HOUSTON, TX – As the mom of a medically complex child, I was aware early in his life that I would need to help him learn how to manage his health as he was growing up.
Henry was first hospitalized at three weeks of age, and I quickly realized my involvement in his medical care was extremely important.
My notes helped me follow my doctor’s orders so I could do what I wanted to do, play football.
by Paris, student/athlete
OAKLAND, CA – My name is Paris and I’m 19. I just graduated from high school. I played football (Defensive Tackle and Offensive Line) all four years of high school. I also played basketball and did some track and field stuff.