The e-Patient movement has reached the NYTimes:
What would happen if patients were encouraged not only to review their medical records but to really own them? A research collaboration called OpenNotes has set out to answer this question.
“The medical record is information that really belongs to the patient, but it’s treated like a classified document,” said Susan B. Frampton, president of Planetree, a nonprofit organization based in Derby, Conn., that promotes patient-centered approaches to health care. “It’s symbolic of the power differential in health care.”