Good Evening Everyone:
Make sure you take a look at this:
Starting Monday, Patients Can Read Your Notes: 5 Key Things (medscape.com)
Federal Rules Mandating Open Notes
This would be a good subject to discuss regarding how it will impact the diagnostic process. For example, the patient can now take their chart to any other clinician for a review without the clinician even knowing about it...
Mark Gusack, M.D.
MANX Enterprises, Ltd.
I think there are many issues that have to be addressed:
And, perhaps, many more. All these could adversely influence the diagnostic process in that, now a clinician has to deal with how his or her thought processes are viewed in 'real time'. My experience in managing hospitals and laboratories is that the closer one is being observed, the more this affects their work usually not for the better.