The researchers developed a patient feedback tool linked to OpenNotes as part of a pilot quality improvement initiative focused on patient engagement.
Study Conclusion: Patients and care partners who read notes and submitted feedback reported greater engagement and the desire to help clinicians improve note accuracy. Aspects of what patients like about using both notes as well as a feedbacktool highlight personal, relational, and safety benefits.
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Gerard M, Fossa A, Folcarelli PH, Walker J, Bell SK. What patients value about reading visit notes: A qualitative inquiry of patient experiences with their health information. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2017;19(7):e237. doi:10.2196/jmir.7212.
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