Empowering Patients Through Information Sharing: OpenNotes "Ask The Experts" Session
This webinar explores considerations related to the sharing of electronic health information and key requirements of the Cures Act that go into effect October 6, 2022. This session looks at information sharing through the lens of OpenNotes, an international movement promoting and studying transparent communication in healthcare. This presentation will assist health center staff with:
• Explaining the risks and benefits of easy patient access to electronic health information
• Assisting in the development of methods and materials that explain notes to patients and how they can access them
• Contributing to the improvement of workflows that anticipate the changes needed to maximize this transparency
• Recognizing the requirements of the Cures Act, including the exceptions it creates to sharing notes
Following the webinar, an interactive “Ask the Experts” session provided an opportunity for attendees to ask general questions about OpenNotes.