by Ted Eytan
“little impact on doctors, 99% of patients recommended continuation”
When I was visiting Group Health Cooperative in Seattle 2 weeks ago, I was involved in a conversation about releasing/sharing imaging results with patients online, as Group Health (@GroupHealth) has been doing for about a year (See: What Group Health Physicians are saying about sharing imaging test results with patients – 1 year later | Ted Eytan, MD). Bob Karl, MD, the Chief of Radiology, kept saying, “What more would you like to know about this non-event.” What he meant was that the fears that patients would be confused/offended/quick to call/email based on having this information were never realized, across 500,000 exams shared so far.
What great preparation for reading the final results of the OpenNotes (@myopennotes) project, whose publication embargo lifts exactly at the time of this posting. Articles are free – grab them and read them yourself.
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