So my online buddy Mr. X (actually probably Dr. X) from HIStalk
published an article from the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
about Inviting patients and care partners to read doctors' notes
Here is the abstract of the paper:
We give this a hearty DUH.
I guess next they will be telling us the sky is blue and water is wet. Well, water is wet, by definition, but the sky is
. Anyway, People are going to be curious about what someone, anyone,
particularly a doctor says about them. So they are going to go snoop if they can. Once they snoop, they get informed, and informed people make better decisions.
I don't know who or what OpenNotes
is, they have no explanation on their site, but I can surmise that they are
some kind of clunky third party application that scrapes the practitioner's patient encounter documentation from the EMR database, or even worse, the practitioner is
required to copy and paste the notes into the worse-than-clunky system. So yeah, it's a great idea, but I'm less than impressed by this installation of this particular bell on this
So of course, Sentia Health
does it better. We've allowed patients to read all the practitioner's notes since
2009. Your doc uses our EMR, you get a log in and password to view all of your encounter information. This includes notes, x-rays, images, diagnoses, tests, treatments
and everything else your practitioner puts in
for you. there is no copying and pasting or having a kludgy
third party 'system' come and read your doctor's database. What is this OpenNotes security model, anyway? you
don't want someone in Kazakhstan reading about your carbuncles, or worse
. Nope, you need an EMR with a BUILT IN patient portal. Yup. there is only one.
So tell me again why you aren't telling your doctor about us. If you are a doctor, why aren't you using us? We have technology that is getting close to a decade old
that is still making news in the medical industry. Maybe I should hire a marketing firm. We provide:
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