Adaptation to transparent health records: international experience of “open notes”

What you need to know By 30 November 2022, patients in England who have signed up to online services such as the NHS app should be expected to have access to their healthcare record active by default. Access includes GP consultation entries in free text (often called open notes). GPs may be concerned about open notes, a practice that has now been implemented in several countries. So far, preliminary results show that many reported concerns disappear with experience. Clinicians can empower patients and themselves by implementing a number of strategies and tactics to prepare for patient access to their notes. By 30 November 2022, patients in England who sign up to online services such as the NHS App1 should have access to their full healthcare record in advance and by default.23 Every new entry made in healthcare will be immediately visible to patients, where including the consultation entries in free text (general…

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