What Is Open Notes?

Open Notes (or the Open Notes Movement) is a National initiative that encourages physicians to allow patients to see the progress notes that get entered into an electronic health records (EHR) system during medical visits.

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Episode of Care

In Healthcare IT, it’s important to understand the concept of episodes of care versus encounters. An encounter is a single event in which care is given. Individual office visits, ER visits, chemo appointments, and C-Sections are all encounters. An episode is a grouping of more than one encounter.

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