OpenNotes launch gives 500K patients access to health data


[PatientEngagementHIT, July 07, 2017] Allina Health has officially launched OpenNotes, allowing its nearly 500,000 patients access to health data and clinician notes. The health system serves individuals in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is the first in the area to adopt the OpenNotes philosophy, which calls for providers to make clinician notes freely accessible for patients.

Although Allina Health has offered patients access to their health data via the patient portal for some time, adding clinician notes will enhance that information, according to Allina Health Senior Vice President Tim Sielaff, MD. Read more at

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