Open Notes

By Bernie Monegain April 7, 2017
Asking patients to prepare notes ahead of a doctor visit boosts physician-patient communication and efficiency, according to new research from the University of Washington School of Medicine. The researchers asked patients at the Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to type what they wanted to discuss with the doctor into their medical records using computers in the...
By Aditi Pai May 19, 2016
Doctors will eventually begin to write their notes more for patients than they will for their own memories or for other doctors, according to OpenNotes Co-director Tom Delbanco who spoke at the Pop Health Forum in Boston this week. Delbanco discussed some of the impacts OpenNotes could have on both the patient and their provider. OpenNotes, which launched in 2010 as a pilot program to give...
By Brian Dolan February 23, 2016
  As part of our coverage of the big HIMSS16 event in Las Vegas later this month, MobiHealthNews caught up with half a dozen Boston-area digital health types to discuss a handful of topics we thought might bubble up at the big show -- or at least topics we think should. In the video above MobiHealthNews discusses patient access to their own health records with BIDMC's Brad Crotty MD, Twine...
By Jonah Comstock August 18, 2015
Dr. Sigal Bell Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston now has five years of data on what happens when patients have access to their doctor's notes. And from that data, it appears that not only is the arrangement beneficial to patients, but also to doctors -- and to the accuracy and quality of the notes. Researchers at the hospital, led by Dr. Sigall Bell, an assistant professor of...
By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2014
Innosight's Chatham Sullivan speaks at Better Health Boston. Iora Health COO Alexander Packard also spoke at the event. Iora Health, a 3-year-old Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup, has six private practices taking a novel, patient-centric, technology-driven approach to care. At McKesson's Better Health Boston event this week, chief operating officer Alexander Packard spoke about the...