Open Results: New study shows only a small subset of patients report experiencing additional worry after receiving abnormal test results.
What is OpenNotes?
OpenNotes is the international movement advocating greater transparency in healthcare. Through research and education, we identify and disseminate best practices for sharing medical information with patients and their care partners.
OpenNotes is not software or a product. It’s a call to action.
OpenNotes News and Research
The benefits of open notes and how to find them.
Reading the notes your clinicians write can help you take more control of your health. Studies show that fully open communication with your doctor or nurse benefits you and your care partners. And we can help you find your notes.
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Jan Walker and Tom Delbanco accepting the Health Data Liberator award from Academy Health
Cait DesRoches speaks at The Alliance Annual Seminar
Tom Delbanco and US Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, discussing OpenNotes at a Washington Post Seminar.
Sigall Bell discussing Patient Safety at Health Informatics Society of Australia
Liz Salmi at NCQA’s Quality Talks presenting OpenNotes from a patient’s perspective
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FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
OpenNotes for Clinicians →
Effects of OpenNotes: FAQs →
New Federal Rules →
With OurNotes, patients are writing notes with their doctors.
OpenNotes is exploring a new way to build transparent communication, shared decision-making, and mutual trust among patients, care partners and health professionals.
Coalition for Care Partners
Connecting Care Partners through Health Information Technology
Visit our new website produced in partnership with the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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The work has begun. Here’s where we need to go.
The new federal rule mandating open notes is a leap forward, and we’re riding that wave. But sharing notes with patients is just a start. The next level involves many more people utilizing those notes to bring greater transparency, collaboration, and safety to healthcare. That’s where we’re headed.
Here are some ways we’re getting there:
- THE “OUR DIAGNOSIS” PROJECT Engaging patients and families in the diagnostic and patient safety process
- ENGAGING CARE PARTNERS IN TRANSPARENT RECORDS Offering care partners ready proxy access and active engagement
- BEYOND US DEPLOYMENT OF eHEALTH TRANSPARENCY Studying global examples of population-wide open notes
- SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH (SDOH) Understanding how clinical notes interact with SDOH. How can notes help or hinder?
Where is My Medical Record?
Get your medical records. Read your open notes.
A new tool for patients presented by OpenNotes and Ciitizen.
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