We partnered with 3 health care organizations to co-design an initiative that aimed to increase shared access registration and use and that can be implemented using existing patient portals. Educational materials are publicly available at Coalition for Care Partners.
Simplifying notes can improve understanding of notes for patients/families. However, perceived usability, cognitive workload, and satisfaction with even the simplified notes were still low. To make notes more useful for patients and their families, there is a need for dramatic improvements to the overall usability and content of the notes.
[…] This study identifies a need to improve documentation education in the era of open notes. Additional research into the best ways to teach, write, and incorporate open notes into practice may empower trainees to use documentation to further improve patient care.
This perspective discusses how emerging payment models, quality improvement initiatives, and population health strategies present opportunities to embed best practice principles of ADRD care within the LHS. We aim to stimulate progress toward sustainable infrastructure paired with person- and family-facing innovations that catalyze broader transformation of ADRD care.
Support for open notes has been bolstered by evidence from a limited pool of early adopters showing that sharing mental health notes could improve indicators of patient-centered care, including patient-rated empowerment, mental health literacy, and therapeutic alliance.
This case report describes the process of assembling a multidisciplinary team to create an educational campaign with the goal of reducing stigma and bias in the medical record. Campaigns like this one can serve as models for medical and public health professionals who seek to advance health equity.
This article reviews the key aspects of confidentiality protections in adolescent health care, explains the ONC Rule, outlines clinical, HIT, and equity challenges associated with its implementation, encourages the development of policies protecting the confidentiality of adolescents’ EHI [ … ] and offers tools for analyzing key questions in individual cases and practical steps to address the confidentiality of EHI with patients and parents.
People with diabetes want to read their clinicians’ notes, are accessing them at high rates, and report understanding the notes and benefiting from reading them. Clinicians can encourage further engagement by enhancing the readability of notes and discussing the availability of notes with patients.
The new regulatory requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act provide a valuable opportunity to involve patients more actively in the documentation and telling of their own story of ethical complexity. Healthcare systems should take advantage of this new era and use open notes as a way to improve CECs documentation and, ultimately, patient care.
Since 2021, Americans have been guaranteed full and immediate access to their own health records. Joanne Silberner asks if this has helped or hindered treatment.