Online Access to Doctors' Notes: Patient Concerns About Privacy

  title={Online Access to Doctors' Notes: Patient Concerns About Privacy},
  author={Elisabeth Vodicka and Roanne Mejilla and Suzanne G. Leveille and James D. Ralston and Jonathan D. Darer and Tom Delbanco and Jan Walker and Joann G. Elmore},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
BACKGROUND Offering patients online access to medical records, including doctors' visit notes, holds considerable potential to improve care. However, patients may worry about loss of privacy when accessing personal health information through Internet-based patient portals. The OpenNotes study provided patients at three US health care institutions with online access to their primary care doctors' notes and then collected survey data about their experiences, including their concerns about privacy… CONTINUE READING
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