Leveille S, Walker J, Ralston J, et al., Evaluating the impact of patients' online access to doctors' visit notes: designing and executing the OpenNotes project, BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. Apr 13, 2012 12(32)
Providers and policymakers are pursuing strategies to increase patient engagement in health care. Increasingly, online sections of medical records are viewable by patients though seldom are clinicians’ visit notes included. We designed a one-year multi-site trial of online patient accessible office visit notes, OpenNotes. We hypothesized that patients and primary care physicians (PCPs) would want it to continue and that OpenNotes would not lead to significant disruptions to doctors’ practices.
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