CHIME Partnership with OpenNotes Garners Attention from the White House
Key Takeaways: CHIME Announces Partnership with OpenNotes.
Why it Matters: On Thursday, February 25, CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell, participated in The White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. During the event, several speakers highlighted progress that’s been made during the first year of the PMI. President Obama spoke about the power of information sharing.
For its part, CHIME unveiled a new partnership with OpenNotes, which part of a number of efforts announced at the event and detailed in a White House fact sheet. Improving patient access to clinical notes 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. Through the partnership, CHIME will work to raise awareness of OpenNotes and other patient-facing technologies. 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.
Reminder: The last day to attest for the 2015 Meaningful Use Program Year is Friday, March 11, 11:59 p.m., ET. Having trouble? Contact Mari Savickis, CHIME’s Vice President of Federal Affairs for assistance.
Read the full article by Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME, here.