Salmi L, Dong Z, Yuh B, et al., Open Notes in Oncology: Patient versus Oncology Clinician Views, Cancer Cell, 2020, ISSN 1535-6108,
Beginning November 2, 2020, opening clinical notes to patients with cancer will no longer be a decision left to individual clinicians or institutional preference but rather a requirement, as a result of the 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability and Information Blocking Rule. The rule requires patients to be provided access to all health information in their electronic medical records, including progress notes (aka ‘‘open notes’’) (The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 2020). Cancer patients and their families face serious quality of life and information burdens that may be alleviated through access to notes (Blease et al., 2020). Earlier work has shown differences between clinician and patient attitudes after open notes implementation (Delbanco et al., 2010), but there has been no investigation into how oncology clinician views differ from those of their patients. We analyzed data from two web-based . . .
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