Risks and rewards of increasing patient access to medical records in clinical ophthalmology using OpenNotes
Radell J, Tatum J, Lin, CT. et al. Risks and rewards of increasing patient access to medical records in clinical ophthalmology using OpenNotes. Eye (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-021-01775-9
Clinicians in ophthalmology perceived both benefits and consequences of increasing patient access to ophthalmic records, and there were significant correlations between these perceptions and their conceptions of the clinician–patient relationship. This is the first study to assess potential ophthalmology provider attitudes toward sharing ophthalmic records. Although limited in sample size and power, this study demonstrates some ways patient-accessible ophthalmic records can affect the clinical practice of ophthalmology and emphasizes the unique challenges of OpenNotes in ophthalmology.