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OpenNotes Toolkit


The OpenNotes Toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to help health care providers implement open notes in their health systems. The toolkit also offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.

The toolkit is divided into the following sections:
  • Why implement open notes at your institution?
  • How will open notes work for your institution?
  • What do open notes look like at other sites?
  • Tools for clinicians
  • Tools for patients and public communications
  • Tools for researchers

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Geisinger Health System; University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center

Funding Sources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Drane Family Fund; Florence and Richard Koplow Charitable Foundation

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  • Original Summary: 04/2014
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Last updated: May 21, 2014.