I’m beyond thrilled. Way beyond thrilled. This is going to take some figuring out, but is this what we’ve been striving toward, or what??
For years we’ve written here about the OpenNotes study (OpenNotes.org), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which established that when patients can read their doctors’ unedited visit notes – the hairy detailed medicalese – the world does not fall apart, the sky does not fall; to the contrary, things overall work better and patients like it so much that 85% said from now on access to their notes would be a factor in their choice of provider! (For full study results see here.)
Today over five million patients have access to their notes, at such world-class institutions as M.D. Anderson, Geisinger, Kaiser Permanente, and many more.
Read Dave deBronkart’s full article here!