OpenNotes Observer
March, 2019

2019 has begun with increasing national interest in the benefits of transparency and patients’ access to their information in health care.
Government agencies are focusing on several landmark pieces of health care legislation, including HIPAA and the 21st Century Cures Act.

Cait DesRoches
Making Gains in Health Care Interoperability - by Micky Tripathi

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed rules to improve the interoperability of health information. Rules issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and further rules presented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), put the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The rules are parallel and interconnected. 

If you missed any of our Grand Rounds Webinars, you can still watch them all on our new Grand Rounds Webinar page , including our latest: Sharing Mental Health Notes .

Don't forget about all of the great resources in our Mental Health Toolkit .

New patient web page – ASK: Access Share Know

33 Charts includes OpenNotes in its Super Guide to Health MedTech at SXSW 2019!

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Tweet of the Month

In this tweet, Julie Drury (@SolidFooting), chair at the Ontario Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, ranks her top 3 wishes for digital health.