Tag Archives: personal health information

Electronic Health Records

I access my personal health information online. Do you?

A large national study recently asked how many patients, among a large group given internet access to their medical records, actually use that capability. Disappointingly, confoundingly, after billions of federal dollars spent to incentivize hospitals and physician practices to implement electronic health records, and a well-developed consumer movement trained on gaining electronic access to personal […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Participatory Medicine

OpenNotes: Creating a Solid Foundation for Engagement

I’m one of more than 17 million Americans who now have access to the visit notes my doctors write after my appointments with them. Here’s what I want my doctors to know: I’m a good listener – really, I am – but when I read my visit notes, I realize that I miss a lot […]