Bringing open notes to a broad variety of patients in New York State
The NYSHealth Foundation
True consumer empowerment begins when patients have access to the information they need to talk to their health care providers, share information, and develop a trusted relationship.
Since 2016, the NYSHealth Foundation has supported efforts to expand open notes throughout New York state, including at geographically dispersed hospital systems.
NYSHealth has awarded three grants to OpenNotes to provide technical assistance to New York-based organizations as they undertake their open notes projects. The third grant is to support organizations that have implemented note-sharing as required under the 21st Century Cures Act but want to learn how they can ensure their open notes initiatives are effective and valuable for both patients and providers. The third group of grantees will be announced soon.
- BronxCare Health Integrated Services System Inc.
- Care For The Homeless
- Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc.
- GHVHS Medical Group, PC
- Institute for Family Health
- Upstate Family Health Center, Inc.
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- New York Quality Care (New York-Presbyterian Hospitals)
- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
- Northwell Health
- NYC Health + Hospitals
- Rochester Regional Health
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute
- Barnabas Hospital
- University of Rochester Medical Center
- Wykoff Heights Medical Center
Measuring Performance of OpenNotes Initiatives to Target Improvement Efforts NEJM Catalyst (2019)
In New York State, Rochester is First to Implement OpenNotes Citywide (2019)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides technical assistance to NYSHealth grantees as they implement open notes (2019)
NY State OpenNotes project team
Cait DesRoches, DrPH, Executive Director, OpenNotes, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Deb Wachenheim, MPP, Assistant Director, Research Dissemination, OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The New York State Health Foundation seeks to improve the health of all New Yorkers. We are committed not only to making grants, but also to making a difference beyond our grant dollars: informing health care policy and practice, spreading effective programs that work to improve the health system, serving as a convener of health leaders across the State, and providing technical assistance to our grantees and partners.