June 5, 2018
Adam Darkins has joined AristaMD and will take on the role of chief strategy officer, according to a statement from the health enterprise software company. Darkins previously spent over a decade at the VA and spearheaded the launch of its telehealth platform.
“The need for innovative solutions to solve our country’s worsening healthcare access problem has never been greater,” Brooke LeVasseur,...
December 8, 2017
Encouraging patients to help write and add notes to their personal medical charts -- a task typically handled only by medical professionals -- may help patients feel more involved with their own care and improve relationships with their doctors, a new study has found.
In research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors at UCLA Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found...
December 16, 2015
OpenNotes, the initiative that launched in 2010 to encourage doctors to open up their clinical notes to their patients, has received $10 million in new funding to expand its movement to 50 million patients over the next three years. The funding comes from the Cambia Health Foundation, the Gordon and Bettye Moore Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
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...
January 27, 2015
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund this week to develop a program called OurNotes that allows patients to contribute to their medical records. The program is an extension of the well-known OpenNotes initiative and will include collaboration with a handful of other providers across the country.
"This is really building for the future...
July 8, 2014
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has launched a pilot in which 700 mental health patients receive access to their therapists' notes on their laptop or smartphone, according to a must-read report in the New York Times.
"Nationally, the momentum is shifting in favor of transparency in the medical record, but understandable caution and controversy remain when it comes to mental health...
April 8, 2014
Nine health systems and organizations in Washington and Oregon -- representing more than a million patients -- have pledged to open up physician notes to patients via electronic medical records by the end of 2015. That increases the total number of patients with access to their physicians' notes by 50 percent -- from 2 million to 3 million altogether.
OpenNotes, the initiative that grew out of a...
October 4, 2012
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The final results from a yearlong study of how patients and their primary care providers...
December 21, 2011
Patients overwhelmingly want access to the notes their physicians take during visits, according to one study that was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. About 95 percent of patients who participated in the twelve-month study (and the survey that followed it) said that giving patients access to the notes was a good idea, while between 69 percent to 81 percent of those...