In this video OpenNotes co-founders, Tom Delbanco, MD, and Jan Walker, RN, MBA, share the results of the initial OpenNotes study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2012. And patients and doctors who participated in the study discuss the benefits of note sharing.
By Casey Quinlan, the “Mighty Mouth” of Mighty Casey Media LLC
RICHMOND, VA – Culture change requires … culture change. Shifting one person’s thinking about an issue is a heavy lift. Doing that with a group, particularly a highly educated group used to being the smartest people in the room? That can be a monumental lift. No one involved with the OpenNotes movement is surprised by that observation – we live that truth every day.
One of the signals that shift is happening is the rise in public discussion of …
by Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD
BALTIMORE, MD – Navigating health system demands and managing treatments can be difficult, particularly for individuals with complex health needs who are often under the care of multiple providers. Online patient portals have become an important strategy …
Tony understands that taking medications is a part of his daily life, and he knows that if he doesn’t take them as prescribed, his health will suffer. He says having his doctor’s notes available to to him using OpenNotes, is like having another person remind him to take his pills.
by Stephanie D. Drobny, MS-HSL, RN, CPHQ
DENVER, CO – Nurses know that real-time charting is widely considered to be best practice. While the usefulness of the practice isn’t disputed, it can be a challenge to balance giving attention to charting with building a relationship of trust with our patients.
Connecting in a relationship of trust requires clear and transparent …
by Mere Abrams, MSW, ASW
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Each time I go to the doctor, I pause before opening the door to the waiting room and take five deep breaths. I have no idea how I will be addressed, read, or referred to, even if it’s not my first appointment. As a trans nonbinary person who uses gender-neutral pronouns and does not identify with the sex assigned to me at birth…
Stacey has a history of anxiety and depression. Her symptoms became worse after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and she began seeing a mental health therapist who offered to share visit notes with Stacey. The notes help Stacey remember what was discussed at the visit and what she’s supposed to do between visits. She also
by Michael L. Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors
CHICAGO, IL – Could OpenNotes help push predictive analytics from paternalism to partnership?
As new payment incentives make it profitable to prevent illness as well as treat it, new technology is offering the tantalizing prospect of accurately targeting pre-emptive interventions.
by Lori W., patient
BOSTON, MA – When asked if I was interested in writing a blog post for OpenNotes I immediately said yes. But it wasn’t long before panic set in. “What’s a blog?” I know it sounds silly to most people, especially when almost everyone is so used to social media, but I’m not. I want this to be as organic as possible, so I’ll just give my thoughts on OpenNotes and my experience with it.