EHR Patient Access

OpenNotes Honored for Driving Patient Health Data Access

May 1, 2017 - The OpenNotes team has been recognized for its work in supporting patient health data access, being presented with the Health Data Liberator Award from AcademyHealth at this year’s Health Datapalooza. Led by co-founders Tom Delbanco, MD, and Jan Walker, RN, MBA, OpenNotes reinforces the federally-protected right for patients to view clinical notes from their doctors and nurses. OpenNotes...

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Better Assessments Needed for Patient EHR Note Readability

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals need a better metric for testing patient readability for EHR notes, especially as patients gain more access to their health data via clinician notes and the patient portal, says a recent study published in the Journal...

Patient Portal, PHR Adoption Varies Along Socioeconomic Lines

by Sara Heath

Patient portal and personal health record (PHR) adoption is steadily increasing, although there may be differences in which demographic groups are adopting the tools the most. According to a study published in the American Journal of Managed...

NATE Praises MACRA Protocol for Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

The National Association for Trusted Exchange is pleased with CMS’s patient-centered provisions included in the MACRA legislation, specifically those which advocate for patient access to health data. In a public statement, NATE noted the...


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