A Patient's View of OpenNotes

Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 157, No. 7, pp. 523-524, October 2, 2012

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 117-2012

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 Last revised: 14 Dec 2012

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Michael Meltsner

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: October 2, 2012

Abstract

In this editorial the author comments on the arguments for and against easy access by patients to their doctor's notes, as well as reflecting on his family's experience with a lack of transparency between doctor and patient. The author argues that OpenNotes can stimulate a flow of information that leads to greater accountability on behalf of health care personnel, a development that in the end can only improve the quality of patient care. The same issue of Annals of Internal Medicine reports on an extensive, three facility trial of OpenNotes that concluded it was an overwhelming success with patients and that doctor fears were not realized.

Suggested Citation

Meltsner, Michael, A Patient's View of OpenNotes (October 2, 2012). Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 157, No. 7, pp. 523-524, October 2, 2012; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 117-2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2176813

Michael Meltsner (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

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