The OpenNotes project, now with more than 5 million participants, has proven highly successful in engaging and satisfying patients. Based on early research presented Monday at the American Medical Informatics Association annual symposium in San Francisco, providing patients with full access to their medical records seems to work pretty well in inpatient environments, too. And, as with…
American Medical Informatics Association
Objective To explore the experience of early patient adopters who accessed their clinical notes online using the Blue Button feature of the My HealtheVet portal.
Methods A web-based survey of VA patient portal users from June 22 to September 15, 2013.
Results 33.5% of respondents knew that clinical notes could be viewed, and nearly one in four (23.5%) said that they had viewed their notes at least once. The majority of VA Notes users agreed that accessing their notes will help them to do a better job of taking medications as prescribed (80.1%) and be better prepared for clinic visits (88.6%).