November 2020
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“Reading the notes has kept me on the same page as my providers about what’s going on.” — Britta Bloomquist, Duluth, Minnesota

Associated Press
More U.S. patients will soon have free, electronic access to the notes their doctors write about them under a new federal requirement for transparency. Keep reading.
OpenNotes News
The compliance date for when patients must be provided access to all the health information in their electronic medical records has changed from Monday, November 2, 2020, to Monday, April 5, 2021.
If your organization has gone live with open notes in advance of the Cures Rule compliance date we want to recognize your hard work.

OpenNotes continues to recognize health systems on the OpenNotes map if they implement (or will implement) open notes prior to the Information Blocking compliance date of April 5, 2021. Complete this brief survey to get started.

If you have questions about this process, contact Amanda Norris at
New OpenNotes Publications
Original Research
Wright JA, Leveille SG, Chimowitz H, Fossa A, Stametz R, Clarke C, Walker J

Blease C, Walker J, Torous J, O'Neill S

Contact to inquire about access to these publications.
Webinar on Dec. 3: How to Share Patient Records
Thursday, December 3, 2020
10:30-Noon Eastern
  • Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, OpenNotes, Harvard Medical School
  • Charlotte Blease, PhD, OpenNotes, Harvard Medical School
  • Maria Hägglund, PhD, Uppsala University, Sweden

Webinar hosted by European Regional Development Fund & HM Government
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