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Three million US patients can now see their medical records online

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2802 (Published 16 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2802
  1. Krishna Chinthapalli
  1. 1Paris

Online access to doctors’ clinic notes has been expanded to include over three million patients in the United States, a leading expert has said.

Tom Delbanco, professor of primary care at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of the OpenNotes initiative for shared notes, announced the finding in a keynote speech at the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare in Paris on 10 April. “We have more than three million patients in the USA, and thousands of doctors, nurses, therapists, trainees, physician assistants, case managers, and other clinicians sharing notes,” he said.

The new figure comes …

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