On November 4, Group Health launched OpenNotes at its 25 medical centers—giving all patients who use MyGroupHealth ready access to the notes their providers write after an in-person visit. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) already grants patients the right to review their entire medical record—including providers’ notes. But with OpenNotes, the power to do so is now at patients’ fingertips.
“Group Health’s philosophy has always been that the patient’s medical record belongs to them,” explained Steve Tarnoff, MD, and Mark Szalwinski, MHA, who lead the organization’s Group Practice Division. “As we work to provide a superior patient experience, using OpenNotes honors what patients need and want.”
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