by OpenNotes It’s been a remarkable year for OpenNotes! In 2018, the number of health systems sharing notes and the number of patients with access to notes has continued to rise. We’re excited by the momentum OpenNotes is gaining, but there’s still plenty of work ahead. Here are ten highlights from 2018 that have us
Download the full white paper: Implementing OpenNotes: Improving patient access to notes on patient portals. At institutions or practices that have joined the OpenNotes movement and invite their patients to read their clinicians’ notes, an important question that arises is: How many patients actually read the notes they are invited to review? This report provides
At an age when her peers were in school, Liz Salmi was touring the country as the drummer in a punk rock band. When others her age were launching careers and starting families, she was confronting a life-threatening illness. She approached that illness with a curiosity and creativity that has put her at the forefront
Identify documentation errors. Medical records are prone to errors, including dosing, inactive or non-updated medications. Providers may manage thousands of charts, while patients review one: their own. They may be more likely to catch a mistake because they are most familiar with their own medications, history, family history, etc. Help patients remember. Clinic visits
Doctor Fabienne C. Bourgeois introduces her recent article “Ethical Challenges Raised by OpenNotes for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients”. The article has been published online (ahead of print) on May 18th, 2018.
We’re honored to be connected with many remarkable patient activists from across the country. This video includes a few who, in addition to the countless other things they do, are helping to spread the word about OpenNotes and the power of knowing what’s in your medical record.
By Hannah Chimowitz, BA & Sigall K. Bell, MD – posted first on The Joint Commission Blog
An estimated 43.5 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to an adult or child for an average of 24.4 hours each week.1 More than half of these caregivers also work full time.2 Because patients supported by caregivers are elderly, frail, or chronically ill, informal caregiving represents a subset of health care interactions that are particularly complex, prone to errors, and costly.
By Kevin Bolduc – posted first in the Center for Effective Philanthropy Blog on February 27th 2018
Transparency — being open, honest, and clear — is a key driver of strong relationships between funders and grantees. It’s valued by foundation and grantee CEOs alike, and grantees think foundations are doing a decent job of being transparent (though more so in sharing about their processes than their learning).
by Barbara Sadick – posted first on The Wall Street Journal on February 26th 2018
With OurNotes, patients can see their doctors’ notes before appointments, as well as detail what they want to talk about during their visit.
Merelyn Hong believes that access to notes is important for all patients, no matter what language is spoken at home, because the information is there whenever it’s needed. She says the notes are an important tool that can be shared with family members or friends who can help navigate the English language and the health