We are also Meditech and use their portal, which started early this year. I would say you are very lucky that you share all information with your patients. Our facility has major push back by providers and their notes are not in the portal at all. We also have different timing parameters depending on the type of report. For example, our DI reports go out 3 days after the final status, allowing providers to review results before having the all-important conversation with patients. Our labs are 30 hours, and as you know Meditech does not have Path reports available.
I plan on revisiting the accessibility issue with provider notes, and I want to leverage the new information blocking rules that will be in effect later this year. We cannot decide not to share information with our patients and have to be completely transparent. I believe the timing is completely up to your facility. Good luck!
We're on Epic, and we have been live with myChart and open notes for a number of years now.
· We auto-release basic diagnostics such as routine labs, x-rays, etc. We hold sensitive results and pathology until the ordering/attending provider reviews the results and releases them to my chart.
· Open Notes has been well received by our patients and our providers really didn't have much of a choice because these decisions are made at the physician leadership level collaboration and approvals of course. Open Notes has helped record integrity and documentation provenance and helped improved documentation by our providers. Open Notes went live in ambulatory with one of our larger practices and for our inpatient population that are using the Epic Bedside.
Maria C. Alizondo, MOL, MLC, RHIT, FAHIMA
Director | Health Information Management Services
ISS | Information Services & Solutions
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