Access Health


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

The OpenNotes project goes wide: a million patients and families enabled by information!

Updated Sept. 6: I’d forgotten that as we posted in June, Cleveland Clinic announced open access too, adding a half million patients to the total. Big news is emerging from the OpenNotes® project: big institutions are making patient access to the medical record Standard Operating Procedure. For the first time, an unprecedented number of patients and […]

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Access is (almost) everything

Or: Why health geeks should pay attention to internet access geeks. The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Project and Internet Project just released an in-depth look at internet penetration across racial and ethnic categories in the U.S.: Latinos Online, 2006-2008 From 2006 to 2008, internet use among Latino adults rose by 10 percentage points, from 54% to 64%.  […]

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