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.
Experiences with information blocking in the United States: a national survey of hospitals
We sought to describe hospital leaders’ perceptions of the prevalence of practices that may constitute information blocking, by actor and hospital characteristics, following the rule’s applicability date. These results […] support the need for continued observation to provide a sense of the prevalence of information blocking practices and for education and awareness of information blocking regulations.
Perspectives of Patients About Immediate Access to Test Results Through an Online Patient Portal
In this multisite survey study of patient attitudes and preferences toward receiving immediately released test results via a patient portal, most respondents preferred to receive test results via the patient portal despite viewing results prior to discussion with a health care professional.
Patient Online Record Access in English Primary Care: Qualitative Survey Study of General Practitioners’ Views
This study provides timely information on the views of GPs in England regarding patient access to their web-based health records. Overwhelmingly, GPs were skeptical about the benefits of access both for patients and to their practices.
Understanding the Cures Act Information Blocking Rule in cancer care: a mixed methods exploration of patient and clinician perspectives and recommendations for policy makers
Patients with cancer and their cancer care teams want the ability to tailor information release based on individual preferences and goals. Understanding how to tailor implementation of the Information Blocking Rule is essential for retaining its benefits and minimizing unintended harm for patients with cancer.
Patient Perspectives on Clinic Note Transparency Within Dermatology
Research evaluating patient experiences with accessing their dermatology clinic notes is currently limited. In this survey study, we aimed to assess dermatology patient experiences with viewing online medical records and sought to identify areas for improvement.
Patient Identification of Diagnostic Safety Blindspots and Participation in “Good Catches” Through Shared Visit Notes
A new study from OpenNotes shows patients and families who read open notes hold unique insights and can catch potential safety hazards that are difficult for clinicians or organizations to see.
In Anticipation of Sharing Pediatric Inpatient Notes: Focus Group Study With Stakeholders
Distinct themes identified as benefits of pediatric inpatient Open Notes for parents emerged from all the 5 focus groups. These themes were communication, recapitulation and reinforcement, education, stress reduction, quality control, and improving family-provider relationships. Challenges identified included burden on provider, medical jargon, communication, sensitive content, and decreasing trust.
Assessing the impact of patient access to clinical notes on clinician EHR documentation
Using a national, longitudinal data set consisting of all ambulatory care physicians and advance practice providers using an Epic Systems EHR, we used an interrupted time-series analysis to evaluate the immediate impact of the policy change on clinician note length and time spent documenting in the EHR. We found no evidence of a change in note length or time spent writing notes following the implementation of the policy, suggesting patient access to clinical notes did not increase documentation workload for clinicians.
Patient characteristics and utilization of an online patient portal in a rural academic general internal medicine practice
In a rural academic internal medicine clinic, female patients, aged 41–65, non-smokers, and those without certain chronic conditions were more likely to use an online patient portal. Recognizing and addressing barriers to patient portal use is essential for robust and sustained patient portal uptake and ensuring that the benefits of portal use are equally distributed among all patients.