Get your medical records… and get the most out of them with WhereIsMyMedicalRecord.org
OpenNotes, in collaboration with our friends at Ciitizen, is excited to announce the launch of a new web-based resource: WhereIsMyMedicalRecord.org.
- Where is My Medical Record is a resource designed to help people understand:
- Their rights in regard to accessing medical records
- How to find their medical records online
- Why medical records are important to review
- How to navigate the complicated “information blocking” reporting process on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website
Take action and share
Visit WhereIsMyMedicalRecord.org to learn more, and share this resource with your favorite healthcare or patient advocacy organizations, and your family, friends, and colleagues.
Why did we create this resource?
OpenNotes and Ciitizen partnered to create WhereIsMyMedicalRecord.org in response to a new federal regulation that now requires healthcare providers to give patients access to key parts of their electronic medical records.
“Despite the new federal information blocking mandate going into effect in April, we know patients are still having a hard time getting their electronic records from hospitals and doctor’s offices. WhereIsMyMedicalRecord.org helps explains the complicated process of requesting records and offers step-by-step guidance about what constitutes medical record information blocking.” – Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, Executive Director, OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Experts at OpenNotes and Ciitizen prepared the information in WhereIsMyMedicalRecord.org. Drawing on well-validated readability tools, the website is designed to be accessible to individuals with widely varying levels of literacy.
“Patients need to know they have a right to all of their health information from their medical providers and facilities, including hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies. We want patients to know that if you are still struggling to get your records, you might be experiencing medical record information blocking.” – Deven McGraw, JD, Co-Founder and Chief Regulatory Officer, Ciitizen
About OpenNotes and Ciitizen
OpenNotes is an international movement spreading, studying, and teaching about transparent communication among patients, families, and clinicians (doctors, nurses, social workers, etc). When clinical notes are shared with patients, we call these ‘open notes.’ Based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, OpenNotes is not-for-profit and is funded entirely by federal and philanthropic grants and gifts. It does not develop software and is not a technology company.
Ciitizen is a for-profit health technology platform that puts patients in control of copies of their complete medical records. Ciitizen also evaluates compliance with patient requests for their medical records at ciitizen.com/scorecards.