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

OpenNotes study in BMJ Quality & Safety finds patient-doctor “relational benefits”

As regular readers know, we’ve written many times about OpenNotes, the project funded by Robert Wood Johnson that blew the doors off of beliefs that bad things happen when patients see their charts. (We blogged about the original results in 2012.) Now a new study in BMJ Quality & Safety adds the results of a […]

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medical records, policy issues, reforming hc

Society for Participatory Medicine Files Comments in Support of Proposed CLIA and HIPAA Regs Making Lab Results Available to Patients

As you may recall, in September the federales issued proposed regulations that would make all lab results subject to the basic rule that all patient records should be provided to the patient upon request.  See the post on explaining the proposed rule on access to lab results and its background.  Following discussion in the comments to the blog […]

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