MINNEAPOLIS 05/04/2017 — To improve patient experience and care, Allina Health is the Twin Cities’ first health system to launch OpenNotes. After a visit to the doctor, when people are sick, tired or stressed, they might forget what was said or prescribed.
Now, nearly 500,000 Allina Health patients can review their doctors’ notes, instructions, next steps, prescriptions and orders online, anytime through the secure Allina Health account, the online patient portal to their interactive health record.
“Patients are familiar with going online to access portions of their electronic health record for general medical information, such as scheduling an appointment, viewing lab results or view medical history. But doctor’s notes are the thread that ties together many pieces of information in the health record,” said Tim Sielaff, MD, senior vice president of Allina Health.
“As doctors, we know that patients generally retain only a portion of the information that is exchanged with their doctor during an office visit. Sharing these notes can greatly change the way patients engage with their doctor and manage their care,” Sielaff said.
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