BOSTON – A majority of U.S. health care organizations have adopted electronic health record (EHR) systems and are increasingly…
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It’s been nearly five years since Bella Wong received a bi-lateral lung transplant at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, and she’s still going to pulmonary rehabilitation twice a week – but not because she has to . . .
GRANSTVILLE, MD – The saying goes, if you want to get something done, ask a busy person. In Grantsville, Maryland, that’s Regina Holliday. Grantsville is a rural, one-road town
At OpenNotes we spend a lot of time talking about how note sharing can help patients, but this week we’re honoring National Health Information Technology week by bringing some attention
By Fabienne Bourgeois, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital Fall is in the air and everyone is gearing up for back to school. For some, it’s an exciting time, but for others adjusting to all the newness is stressful, especially when it comes to communicating your child’s health needs to the front line staff at […]
Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD. Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Navigating health system demands and managing treatments can be difficult, particularly for individuals with complex health needs who are often under the care of multiple providers.
We salute our colleagues at community health centers throughout the nation who on a daily basis treat patients in our communities with respect and understanding. Community health centers have been leading advocates for improving access to health care. They appreciate the diversity of backgrounds and needs in our communities. Opening and sharing notes with patients […]
By Jan Walker, RN, MBA Tom and I began working together in the early 1990’s. Tom had already been causing a stir. He had started one of the first hospital-based primary care teaching practices at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and was constantly examining ways to improve quality in care. Deep down in there, […]
When Linda Johnson had a significant health scare away from her home in Seattle, she shared her medical notes from Dr. Sara Jackson and her care team at Harborview Medical Center, both with her daughter and the Baltimore hospital’s team that took care of her. Linda’s long term plan going forward is to involve her family […]
About a year and a half ago, longtime BIDMC patient Stacey Whiteman received shocking news from her physician. “I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in my brain and in my spine,” she said. “Cognitively I am challenged. I can’t multitask anymore. I may look okay on the outside but on the inside, it is challenging, to […]