With electronic records now a mainstay of medicine, most patients can easily look up their lab results, medication orders and immunization records.
But few can access doctor notes summarizing their clinic visits. That will soon change at SSM Health Dean Medical Group, and it’s likely coming to other Madison-area providers, too.
Through the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, Dean has committed to implementing OpenNotes, a national movement to share doctor notes in medical records.
Starting in July, Dean doctors will be able to let patients see their notes through Epic’s MyChart online portal, said Dr. Larry Elfman, Dean’s medical informatics director. Early next year, the sharing will become automatic.
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