Can the simple act of sharing a healthcare provider’s notes with a patient improve health outcomes? The OpenNotes movement
Health Records All Access Pass
Many healthcare organizations are striving to improve patient engagement by facilitating patient access to clinical notes in the electronic health record (EHR) via patient portals. The University of Washington Health System (UW Medicine) in Seattle, WA, was an early participant in research on patient portals as one of the three OpenNotes study sites.
Since the time of this study, the OpenNotes initiative has now grown into a national movement to improve patient engagement by granting patients the ability to view clinical notes in the EHR. Based on UW Medicine’s positive experience during the pilot study, the organization opened patient access to all clinical notes via an electronic portal throughout its entire health system.
AthenaInsight: Getting patients involved by sharing the screen
Eileen Hughes has a long list of ailments that include Type 1 diabetes and a rare autoimmune disorder that has sent her to five different specialists. But she feels confident about
Healthcare Informatics: Mount Sinai Health Joins OpenNotes
Initiative’s goal is to expand to 50 million patients within three years Mount Sinai Health System in New York has joined the OpenNotes movement, which allows patients electronic access to their provider’s notes in their medical records. The OpenNotes initiative, which started with 20,000 patients in 2010, now includes more than 5 million patients. Its…
Opening Residents’ Notes to Patients: A Qualitative Study of Resident and Faculty Physician Attitudes on Open Notes Implementation in Graduate Medical Education.
OpenNotes is a growing national initiative inviting patients to read clinician progress notes (open notes) through a secure electronic portal. The goals of this study were to (1) identify resident and faculty preceptor attitudes about sharing notes with patients, and (2) assess specific educational needs, policy recommendations, and approaches to facilitate open notes implementation.
HealthITAnalytics: 50M Patients Will Access Open EHR Notes with New Partnership
“Opening the doctor’s black box breaks down traditional barriers and provides a foundation for all kinds of exciting innovations in health care.” Fifty million patients across the nation will soon have access to more of their electronic health record information thanks to a $10 million joint initiative between the Cambia Health Foundation, Gordon and Betty…
HealthCareInformatics: OpenNotes Movement Gets $10M in Funding for Expansion
Continuing the progress of the OpenNotes movement, four institutions have jointly announced $10 million in new funding to spread access to clinical notes to 50 million patients nationwide. The practice of sharing visit notes more readily began with the OpenNotes yearlong pilot in 2010. At the end of a year, those who read their notes…
Kaiser Health News: Push On To Make Transparent Medical Records The National Standard Of Care
Perched on an exam table at the doctor’s office watching the clinician type details about their medical problems into their file, what patient hasn’t wondered exactly what the doctor is writing? As many as 50 million patients may have a chance to find out in the next few years, following the announcement this week of…
MedCity News – AMIA: Opening up records helps acute patient engagement, too
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…
The Doctor weighs in: Are Your Doctor’s Notes OpenNotes?
Ever wondered what’s in your medical record? If you have access to OpenNotes, you won’t have to wonder anymore One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes is the one where Elaine sneaked a peek at her medical record after the nurse left the exam room. Reading it, she discovered that her doctor described her as a difficult patient (because she didn’t…