What: Presented by Homer Chin, MD, MS, who leads OpenNotes’ efforts to integrate Health Information Technology, and Amy Fellows, MPH, whose focus is on Community Health Programs, with particular attention to individuals who are medically underserved , this session will discuss the significant benefits of providing patients access to clinician notes, as well as the impact of implementing OpenNotes on physicians and other healthcare providers and the key reasons why a community consortium approach can accelerate the implementation of OpenNotes among healthcare organizations in that community.
OpenNotes is a national movement that invites patients, families and clinicians to come together and improve communication through shared clinicians’ notes and fully transparent medical records. Currently available to more than six million patients across the U.S., the goal is to spread access to 50 million patients within the next three years.
Chin and Fellows are available to meet with members of the media during the conference.
To schedule an appointment contact Rossana Fazzina [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Who: Homer Chin, MD, MS, is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research at the Oregon Health and Science University and a member of the board of OCHIN, a not-for-profit organization that provides information and management services to safety-net clinics in support of the medically underserved. He was previously the Associate Medical Director for Medical Informatics at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, where he pioneered efforts to implement an award-winning comprehensive computer-based outpatient record.
Amy Fellows, MPH, brings considerable experience in working to introduce electronic health records to the increasing number of vulnerable populations served by the OpenNotes movement. She is the Executive Director of We Can Do Better, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for education and engagement, bringing people together who share the values of better health care and health for all. Under Fellow’s leadership, We Can Do Better convened the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium, which currently includes all nine major health systems in the Portland, Oregon metro area. The group continues to expand, adding practices of all sizes, but has already allowed more than one million patients access to their medical notes through patient portals.
Where: The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Sands Expo and Convention Center, 201 Sands Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89169
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 10:00AM – 11:00AM PT
The session will enable attendees to earn the following Continuing Education credits: Continuing Education Credits: CME 1.00, CNE 1.00, ACHE 1.00, AHIMA 1.00, CAHIMS 1.00, CPHIMS 1.00, PDU 1.00, and ABPM LLSA 1.00.
OpenNotes is a national movement that invites patients, families and clinicians to come together and improve communication through shared clinicians’ notes and fully transparent medical records. Based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, OpenNotes is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Cambia Health Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare.