Vodicka E, Mejilla R, Leveille S, et al., Online Access to Doctors' Notes: Patient Concerns About Privacy, J Med Internet Res. September 26, 2013 15(9):e208
Offering patients online access to medical records, including doctors’ visit notes, holds considerable potential to improve care. However, patients may worry about loss of privacy when accessing personal health information through Internet-based patient portals. The OpenNotes study provided patients at three US health care institutions with online access to their primary care doctors’ notes and then collected survey data about their experiences, including their concerns about privacy before and after participation in the intervention.
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