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medical records, PM Tech, policy issues, positive patterns

From OpenNotes to OurNotes: New project heads toward *real* participatory medicine

I’m beyond thrilled. Way beyond thrilled. This is going to take some figuring out, but is this what we’ve been striving toward, or what?? For years we’ve written here about the OpenNotes study (MyOpenNotes.org), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which established that when patients can read their doctors’ unedited visit notes – the hairy detailed medicalese […]

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general, medical records, positive patterns

Patient Generated Health Data webinar featuring SPM members

The Health Data Consortium, the folks who bring Health Datapalooza to life in DC every year, have increased the input of the Consumer Circle ahead of this year’s event, which is on the calendar for May 29 thru June 3 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington DC. As part of that commitment to increasing the […]

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medical records, news & gossip, policy issues, positive patterns

Evidence: “Patients value direct, independent access to their medical exams.” Who knew??

Edited an hour later – added Business Impact section at end Healthcare providers who are tracking patient experience and patient satisfaction, take note: a new study reported yesterday in Science Daily provides evidence that we patients really like it when we can view the data you collected about us. Even us over-50 ones, who are widely believed to be […]

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general, key people, medical records, positive patterns, reforming hc

(Video) Larry Weed, father of the Problem Oriented Medical Record – Grand Rounds, 1971

Students of medicine (surely most MDs) will know the name Larry Weed, but I didn’t until a few years ago on this blog, when I learned that in 1999 our founder “Doc Tom” Ferguson gave Weed an Outstanding Achievement Award. In the late 1960s Dr. Weed created the concept of the POMR: the Problem Oriented Medical […]

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e-patient stories, medical records

Request: true stories of where patient engagement in the chart made a difference

I’m giving a talk in Vermont next week, to health IT workers, and in talking with the organizers we realized it would be great to give them a vision of WHY we’re doing this – some true stories of where patients benefitted from seeing the data in their chart. (By the way, the event is […]

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medical records, policy issues, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

OpenNotes in the news: Now 3 million patients – and mental health, too

We’ve often written here about the OpenNotes study (here’s a site search), which documented that when patients can see what their clinicians wrote, the sky doesn’t fall; instead, all kinds of good things happen. This is game-changing, even world-changing for how we conduct medicine: As I’ve often said, “People perform better when they’re informed better,” […]

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e-pts resources, medical records, PM Tech, trends & principles

Let’s crowdsource what a “good” medical record tool for patients is (and list some products)

Ah, social media. On Facebook a couple of hours ago, Swedish SPM member Sara Riggare posted: Responses were quick and robust: “Web MD has an app that you can download that I use. I find it pretty useful.” – Mark Burek “That’s a sticky question. I tried Caresync ([SPM member Amy McFall Gleason’s app) and thought it useful. […]

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medical records, news & gossip, policy issues, positive patterns, trends & principles

Wall Street Journal on patient access: “Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors”

Regular readers know that this blog has long advocated for patient access to, and engagement with, the medical record. In the past 2-3 years we’ve especially advocated for OpenNotes, in which patients can see their primary’s actual visit notes.  At my hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, not only can patients see their primary’s notes, in 2014 it’s […]

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e-pts resources, medical records, net-friendly docs, PM Tech, positive patterns

HIMSS blog: Thought Leadership – The Patient Perspective

Interesting blog at HIMSS by Pete Rivera: use the patient to redesign the workflow: Thought Leadership – the Patient Perspective For years, I advocated that health IT does not drive business.  I still do. Rethinking your processes to leverage technology is just smart business. You may be thinking, “Great, let’s get a committee together of […]

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found on the net, general, medical records, positive patterns

Wall Street Journal article on getting patients involved in their healthcare

An article published yesterday in Wall Street Journal The Health-Care Industry Is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves – Providers are Using Tech Tools and Personalized Approaches to Get Patients More Engaged http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-health-care-industry-is-pushing-patients-to-help-themselves-1402065145 The Institute of Medicine, which cited patient engagement as key to an effective health-care system in a 2012 report, urged doctors to use technology […]

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