Dear colleagues & friends,

Our work at OpenNotes is centered on the idea that open and transparent communication among patients, families, and their clinicians should be the gold standard of our healthcare system. A recent New England Journal of Medicine Perspective by OpenNotes Communications & Patient Initiatives Director Liz Salmi, exemplifies this ideal, describing her experience with true shared decision making, as she partnered with her neurosurgeon during an awake craniotomy. I encourage you to read this remarkable piece.