Friday, March 14, 2014

Healthcare Providers: New Toolkit Can Help Make Shared Notes the Norm



Medical professionals make notes concerning a young disabled male patient.Patients with easy access to their doctors' notes feel more in control of their care and better understand their medical issues.  Now, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia St. Mary's, the VA and many other health care institutions across the country are sharing visit notes with patients. A new OpenNotes toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to guide health systems in implementing open notes, and offers tips for both patients and clinicians on how to maximize the benefits of open notes.

Read a blog post by RWJF Chief Technology and Information Officer Steve Downs >

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