Attend the OpenNotes Public Meeting or Watch the Live Webcast on Oct 11th at 9:30-11:30am ET

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012 03:49 pm EDT

You're Invited: Discover the Benefits of Shared Doctors' Visit Notes Attend the OpenNotes Public Meeting or Watch the Live Webcast on October 11OpenNotes, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported initiative, will hold a public meeting on October 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C., to discuss the results of its year-long study in which 105 doctors shared their notes with more than 19,000 patients.The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, revealed that patients who participated in OpenNotes felt more in control of their health care, experienced improved recall of their care plan, and reported they were more likely to take their medications as prescribed. Doctors’ fears about the added time burden and offending or worrying patients did not materialize, and many doctors reported that note-sharing strengthened their relationships with patients.At the October 11 meeting, you'll hear:Doctors and patients share their experiences;Health care industry leaders discuss the benefits and challenges of promoting greater transparency in medicine;National consumer advocates, provider representatives, and medical leaders offer perspectives on how to mobilize consumers, health professionals, and providers to make access to all health information a more routine part of care. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will keynote the session.See the list of speakers and RSVP for the event.For those who cannot attend, it will be webcast on OpenNotes’ website. No RSVP is necessary to access the webcast.Watch the webcast. (Broadcast will go live at 9:30 a.m. on October 11.)Add the webcast to your calendar.We encourage you to join the conversation on Twitter by following #OpenNotes and @myopennotes. OpenNotes in the NewsRead the latest articles reporting on the OpenNotes findings.Forbes: Historic Day in Opening Doctor's NotesCNN: Study: Doctors should share notes with youThe Wall Street Journal: Access to Doctors’ Notes Aids Patients’ TreatmentThe New York Times: Letting Patients Read the Doctor's Notes

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