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OpenNotes: Connecting Patients and Providers to Improve Care and Safety

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Online; Online Video; Video
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What happens when patients read their own clinic-visit notes? What happens when doctors know their patients see what's been written about them? These questions about medical-record transparency shaped the OpenNotes study, which began with 100 volunteer primary care physicians inviting 20,000 patients to read their visit notes through secure online patient portals. Transparent health care is gaining momentum. Advocates suggest that this sort of information-sharing makes for better, safer care. What's been learned from OpenNotes, which now, after five years, involves five million patients? Does such transparency improve care? Does it pull patients and physicians closer together or push them apart? Are patients more engaged, and are patient-provider relationships enhanced or eroded? In this Richardson Lecture, Dr. Sigall Bell explains the OpenNotes reporting tool, explores its results, and inquires into its potential to empower patients and providers alike and to improve health care quality and safety. The Jessie Stewart Richardson Memorial Lecture of the School of Medicine Co-presented with the Office of Quality and Performance Improvement, UVA Health System
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Bell, Sigall K.
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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