Journal Article
Commentary

Connecting patients and clinicians: the anticipated effects of Open Notes on patient safety and quality of care.

Bell SK, Folcarelli PH, Anselmo MK, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2015;41:378-84.

Providing patients access to their medical records can improve patient engagement and error identification. Drawing from existing evidence on the use of shared physician notes as a communication tool, this commentary outlines the risks and benefits of the approach and explores how access could affect patient safety and care quality.