OpenNotes: Demonstrating and evaluating transparency in primary care (Phase 3)

This project--the third phase of the OpenNotes project--will report the results of the OpenNotes study; expand the use of open notes in the three study sites to more physicians and patients and develop useful tools for other institutions that wish to adopt the practice; and expand communications and advocacy efforts to popularize the idea of open notes. In addition, the project team will pilot a study to understand patients' experiences in attempting to obtain copies of their medical records (of which the notes that primary care physicians write about patients' office visits are a subset). Deliverables will include academic publications, presentations and other materials designed to help others implement open notes. Another deliverable will be a public-use dataset for inclusion in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health and Medical Care Archive.

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Grant Details

Amount Awarded $657,400.00

Awarded on: 10/18/2011

Time frame: 11/15/2011 - 11/30/2012

Grant Number: 69488


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Inc.

330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215-5491


Thomas L. Delbanco
Project Director


Janice D. Walker
Project Director