COVID-19 and Open Notes: A New Method to Enhance Patient Safety and Trust

  title={COVID-19 and Open Notes: A New Method to Enhance Patient Safety and Trust},
  author={Charlotte R Blease and Liz Salmi and Maria H{\"a}gglund and Deborah Wachenheim and Catherine M. DesRoches},
  journal={JMIR Mental Health},
From April 5, 2021, as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, all providers in the United States must offer patients access to the medical information housed in their electronic records. Via secure health portals, patients can log in to access lab and test results, lists of prescribed medications, referral appointments, and the narrative reports written by clinicians (so-called open notes). As US providers implement this practice innovation, we describe six promising ways in which patients' access… 

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