Studies of open visit notes show benefits for patients and care partners that are consistent across ethnic groups, gender, socioeconomic status, and education. In fact, vulnerable populations report having greater benefits from open notes. But how have open notes fared outside of studies and within 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.
Safety net practices are defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as “those providers that organize and deliver a significant level of health care and other needed services to uninsured, Medicaid and other vulnerable patients.”
Register for the webinar
Thursday, April 15, 2021
1-2pm Pacific / 4-5pm Eastern
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Register for Office Hours
Office Hours is an opportunity to interact and ask the presenters questions in an informal group setting.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
10-11am Pacific / 1-2pm Eastern
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About the presenters
Anshu Abhat, MD, MPH, 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.
Dr. Lesnewski and Ms. Shroff are leading the implementation of open notes at The Institute for Family Health.