pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

“Inviting the patient’s perspective” paper: today’s needs, 25 years ago *this week!*

March 1, 1992. 25 years ago. Yesterday I asked When was “Enriching the relationship by inviting the patient perspective” published? The words in that paper’s abstract [right] could have been written today – literally every word. It was printworthy a quarter century ago Wednesday, and it still is today. Why? It’s appeared here repeatedly: despite the scientific nature […]

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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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medical records, policy issues, Why PM

A glimpse of OpenNotes findings: “Patients are overwhelmingly interested”

“Patients are overwhelmingly interested in gaining rapid access to their notes … doctors have not experienced significant disruptions to their work.” Hear hear! That’s from a new commentary published Monday in Modern Healthcare about the OpenNotes project, in which patients have full access to their doctor’s visit notes. We’ve written about it numerous times, dating back to our […]

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medical records, policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

“Concern that sharing information with patients may cause sustained psychological distress is probably unfounded”

Cross-posted, with prolog, from the blog of Ted Eytan MD. Yesterday the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “WIHI” series hosted a terrific webcast on the Open Notes project that’s being funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (I need to dig up the link to the event’s archive, but I’m in a hurry.) Speakers were Dr. […]

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net-friendly docs, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, Why PM

Making Healthcare Better through Participatory Medicine

There’s new validation that participatory medicine is an idea whose time has come: the co-chairs of the Society for Participatory Medicine (my primary physician Dr. Danny Sands and I) are on this year’s list of 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better, an annual feature of HealthLeaders magazine. We want to acknowledge some of the pioneers who […]

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