The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and OpenNotes announce a partnership to accelerate information sharing between patients and providers. Through the partnership, CHIME—an executive organization serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders—will work to raise awareness of OpenNotes and other patient-facing technologies to its membership of more than 1,800. OpenNotes is an initiative that urges health systems and clinicians to offer patients easy and secure access to the medical notes that are part of the electronic health record. While the use of electronic records has flourished, clinical notes are rarely visible to patients. Improving patient access to this information will help spur patient engagement and can be a vital part of advancing more personalized care as envisioned by President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. Currently, roughly 5 million patients have access to clinical notes thanks to OpenNotes. Through this collaboration, CHIME aims to help OpenNotes reach its goal of expanding to 50 million patients in 3 years.
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