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Concerns linger amid OpenNotes success

While recent research shows the OpenNotes initiative has helped improve patient-doctor relationships and clarify misunderstandings, some concerns remain, an article published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  outlines.

Poor need ongoing help with online health resources

Simply providing Internet access isn't enough to equalize access to online health information for the urban poor, according to research in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Researchers: OpenNotes strengthens patient-doctor relationships

Transparency via the OpenNotes initiative is creating stronger patient-physician relationships in the face of concern that note sharing might be offensive to patients, new research shows.

Researchers: Portals should be more personal, interactive

Patient portals need to provide more personalized, direct communication with providers and interactivity to fully engage patients, according to research published at the  Journal of Internet Medical Research.

ONC API task force recommendations narrowly approved; provider blocking an issue

The Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Policy and Standards Committees on Tuesday approved recommendations from the agency's application programming interface task force, but narrowly and only after much debate.

Survey: Most organizations say small fraction of patients are highly engaged

According to an  NEJM Catalyst  survey of 340 hospital and healthcare executives, clinicians and clinical leaders, less than a quarter of their patients were highly engaged in decisions regarding the care they receive.

Providers divided on best way to improve patient engagement

Most healthcare providers believe that improved patient engagement leads to better outcomes, but were divided on the best strategies to accomplish this, according to survey results published in an  NEJM Catalyst  blog post.

Motivational interviews can help patients shed poor health habits

Motivational interviewing, which is often used in addiction medicine to get buy-in from patients to change their behavior, can also be used by primary care physicians to help their patients change unhealthy behaviors from poor diet to lack of exercise, according to Auguste Fortin, VI, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine.

Yale researchers develop technology to expand patient access to records, research participation

Yale School of Medicine researchers have created a new health IT platform that will improve patients' access to their electronic health records and their participation in research studies.

Patient education, in the irreverent hands of ZDoggMD

Obnoxious and loud-mouthed. These two words have been used to describe Zubin Damania, M.D., a Las Vegas-based internal medicine doctor, who's known online as "ZDoggMD," reports  STAT.