Sharing clinician visit notes with patients is an important way of promoting patient engagement. Implementing it requires insight into the cultures of healthcare delivery organizations. This forum features prominent leaders from the Open Notes movement discussing lessons from their experience implementing this innovation and what it means for future initiatives in this area.
Joann Elmore, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and practicing attending physician at Harborview Medical Center will provide an overview and lead the panel discussion with
• John Santa, MD, MPH, formerly with Consumer Reports, now OpenNotes Director of Dissemination
• Thomas Payne MD, Professor of Medicine, UW, whose major professional interest is the use and evaluation of electronic health records
• Amy Fellows, MPH, Executive Director of We Can Do Better, an Oregon non-profit whose mission is bringing people together who share values of better health care for all
• Homer Chin MD, MS, former CMIO for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, currently an affiliate professor in Medical Informatics at the Oregon Health and Science University and working with EHR vendors to implement functionality that supports Open Notes.
Seattle Health Innovators is an independent non-profit community organization whose mission is to empower individual change agents in health and life sciences. We provide opportunities such as this forum to help innovators connect with each other, to educate the community on opportunities, and to directly advance health innovation via service projects.
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