Tobias Esch: Integrating OpenNotes and promoting self-management in primary care in Germany: The Witten Model
Esch, T. The BMJ Opinion. Integrating OpenNotes and promoting self-management in primary care in Germany: The Witten Mode. Published April 1, 2021.
In Germany, patients’ rights to access their health information has beenenshrined in the Civil Code since February 2013. The right to “inspect medical records” in § 630 g states “The patient is on request to be permitted to inspect the complete medical records concerning him/her without delay to the extent that there are no considerable therapeutic grounds or third party rights at stake to warrant objections to inspection. The patient can also request electronic duplicates of the medical records.”