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Cures Act: Opening Notes

As patients’ access to their medical information expands, thoughtful attention to what is documented and how patients perceive what they see is an increasingly important component of patient safety and the avoidance of allegations of negligence.

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FAQs About the Cures Act

CRICO’s insights and recommendations are based on a long-term understanding on how medical record documentation impacts patient safety and MPL claims defense, and further informed by our work in support of the OpenNotes movement since 2010.

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Cures Act Overview

Eight categories of clinical notes created must be immediately available to patients through a secure online portal. Providers may not block, or delay patients’ access to, any eligible information entered and stored in their EHR. Learn more about this 2021 ruling.

 

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Opening Your Notes: Patient Care Recommendations

Keep these methods of notes documentation in mind when recording your patient encounter. See the list of tips and specific examples.

 

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