The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has joined the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation’s ‘OpenNotes’ initiative as a partner along with other healthcare provider organizations – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Geisinger Health System, MD Anderson Cancer Center . These organizations are all fully committed to giving patients online access to clinical notes.
Funded by a $1.4 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the OpenNotes initiative has created quite a stir in the world of health care reform since its inception back in 2009. OpenNotes is an initiative that encourages efforts to allow patients to review the clinical notes written in their medical records by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians.
Read the full Open Health News post here.