Big news: a multi-foundation $10 million grant will spread OpenNotes access to fifty million more patients! Nearly 20% of America will have full access to their providers’ visit notes, so they can review them from anywhere!
Regular readers know we’ve always been loud fans of the OpenNotes project. Initially funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – who also funded “Doc Tom” Ferguson’s white paper, the basis for our Society – the project established that when patients can see everything the provider wrote, good things happen (and the sky doesn’t fall).
For real-world examples, at bottom of this post see the “must read” set of stories we posted last year. It’s an expression of one of my own aphorisms: “People perform better when they’re informed better,” in direct contrast to the famous Seinfeld episode where Elaine tries to look in her chart and sees she’s been marked “difficult.”:-)
Read ePatient-Dave’s full post here!