Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides 350,000 members with online access to the notes written by their clinicians. As the ability for patients to see physician visit notes is becoming more prevalent throughout the country, Kaiser Permanente Colorado recently launched visit notes in November 2016, featuring the availability of notes following most primary and specialty care office visits or scheduled telephone visits.* Members who are registered users of kp.org will receive an email (typically within 48 hours following their visit) indicating they have a visit note available to view. Once they log on to “My health manager,” they will see the office visit or scheduled telephone visit listed on the “Past visit information” tab in their record. The note will be available as part of the “After Visit Summary” that appears when they click on the link for the date of the visit.
Mark Groshek, MD, of the Department of Medical Informatics, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, is a physician lead for the visit notes initiative in Colorado.
*Clinician notes are not be available for inpatient stays, Emergency Department visits, and for patients of addiction medicine, employee health services, mental health, occupational health, pain clinic or pediatric patients between 13 and 17.
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