by Gabriel Perna
Industry leading CMIOs converged at the first ever Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) Fall Symposium in Boston. One of the more interesting discussions at the event was centered on the usage and effectiveness of the OpenNotes initiative in engaging patients.
The OpenNotes movement, for those who are unaware of its existence, is a simple concept that encourages providers to be more transparent and share visit notes with the patient during and after their encounter. It has been a popular topic for us at Healthcare Informatics, having been covered in the past by my colleagues David Raths and Rajiv Leventhal. After attending AMDIS’ Fall Symposium, I’m beginning to see why this “movement” is generating buzz.
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