Open Notes in the Safety Net
In this webinar and companion office hours session, two organizations serving some of the nation’s most diverse patient populations will bring to life lessons learned from implementing open notes in their organizations.
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- Welcome & Background on OpenNotes, Liz Salmi & Cait DesRoches, DrPh
- OpenNotes at The Institute for Family Health, Ruth Lesnewski, MD & Nandini Schroff, MPH
- Q&A, Ruth Lesnewski, MD, Nandini Schroff, MPH, & Cait DesRoches, DrPh
About the presenters
Anshu Abhat, MD, MPH, (office hours only) is the Director of Transitions of Care and Patient Engagement for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services—the nation’s second-largest municipal health system. In her work, Dr. Abhat focuses on engagement initiatives that serve more than 600,000 patients in the safety net, including language diverse, homeless, and/or disabled patients and families, 80% of whom receive public insurance. Dr. Abhat participated in the original open notes pilot study at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington and brought open notes to LA County in early 2018.
Ruth Lesnewski, MD, is a Board-Certified Family Physician and works as an attending physician at Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice, and as education coordinator of the Reproductive Health Access Project in New York. She is the clinical director of MyChart MyHealth, the patient portal for The Institute for Family Health, one of the largest community health center networks in New York state, serving over 115,000 patients annually at 32 locations.
Nandini Shroff, MPH, is the Research Committee Administrator and Grants Manager for The Institute for Family Health, one of the largest community health center networks in New York State. Her public health interests include health disparities and women’s health, with a particular emphasis on reproductive and sexual health.