We sat down with Dr. Scott Fields, Chief Medical Officer at OCHIN, a health information and innovation network serving over 500 organizations and 10,000 clinicians across the U.S. with the technology, research, and expertise to improve health care delivery and integration. Dr. Fields is responsible for providing clinical leadership and guidance to the development, implementation,…
by Jared Klein, MD, MPH
SEATTLE, WA – Sharon [pseud] had struggled with her blood pressure for years, but when she ended up in the ER experiencing chest pain I couldn’t help thinking how I may have failed as her doctor. We had discussed her blood pressure many times, but I’m not sure if she really “got it.”
It’s been a remarkable year for OpenNotes. In 2017 the number of health systems sharing notes and the number of patients with access to notes doubled. We’re excited by the momentum OpenNotes is gaining, but there’s still plenty of work ahead. Here are ten highlights from 2017 that have us energized for the New Year.
by Betsy Furler, mom and caregiver
HOUSTON, TX – As the mom of a medically complex child, I was aware early in his life that I would need to help him learn how to manage his health as he was growing up.
Henry was first hospitalized at three weeks of age, and I quickly realized my involvement in his medical care was extremely important.
BOSTON – OpenNotes is pleased to announce the appointment…
My notes helped me follow my doctor’s orders so I could do what I wanted to do, play football.
by Paris, student/athlete
OAKLAND, CA – My name is Paris and I’m 19. I just graduated from high school. I played football (Defensive Tackle and Offensive Line) all four years of high school. I also played basketball and did some track and field stuff.
by OpenNotes – posted first by Age Brilliantly on August 29th, 2017
“I’m a baby boomer, and my son’s on the other end of the baby boomers. We come from a place where doctors tell you what to do. Patients don’t ask the doctor anything, you know. He tells you and you go for it, and so, you’re sitting idle,” says Linda Johnson, who lives in Seattle…
by Ashley O’Brien, Communications Manager, Intermountain Healthcare
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The recent OpenNotes roll out at Intermountain Healthcare was hands down the most impressive we’ve seen, due in large part to tremendous communications efforts developed by Communications Manager, Ashley O’Brien. We asked Ashley to share some insights on their success.
LOS ANGELES & BOSTON – The OpenNotes movement is rapidly spreading across the country, with nearly 20 million patients now invited to read online the notes their doctors …
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 …