NEJM: Open EHR Notes Have a Bright Future as Acceptance Grows

Physicians are beginning to understand and accept the value of allowing patients to see the majority of their health information, and have fewer worries about what patients will do with that data as they adjust to a new level of transparency, says a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine. After a wildly successful OpenNotes pilot program conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Geisinger Health System, the idea of sharing progress notes and other electronic health record data with patients is becoming more mainstream as patient engagement turns into a key piece of health care reform.