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> Open notes should reduce rather than exacerbate
> the burden of treatment.3 It should not replace the work
> of building trust between patients and clinicians
> or of seamlessly sharing information across healthcare systems.
Exactly. I'd say something similar about electronic notes in general - they don't replace the need for the clinician to know the patient. (And that would be true even if the EMR somehow contained a complete clinical picture.)
I'd say that OpenNotes are a tool for adding to the clinical relationship, not a crutch via which some of the existing work can be shifted from one party to the other. If OpenNotes are not upgrading that relationship, they're not doing the job.
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