State of Health Episode 7: OpenNotes with Liz Salmi

Liz Salmi, a self-described “former punk rock drummer turned cancer patient, and now senior research strategist,” joins the show to paint a successful case study of joint-patient, physician, and researcher advocacy. She tells the story about the data-driven and evidence-based case for “open progress notes” and the impact they can have on patient care. Open progress notes are the after visit notes a physician or clinician writes into a patient charts that historically have only been visible to doctors. Thanks to a policy change, patients can now have more control over their own care. In some cases they may also possess the power to correct discrepancies and have a better understanding about the direction of their own care. You can follow Liz on Twitter @TheLizArmy

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