Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Boston Hospital Pilot Gives Patients Electronic Access to Their Therapists' Notes
May 19, 2014

Supporters argue that note-sharing provides many benefits. More transparency, they say, reduces the stigma and isolation of mental illness while boosting patients’ self-image. They also say that having patients read about their problems could empower them to change their behaviors in positive ways...

“In principle, I’m all for it,” said Jeffrey Lieberman, past president of the American Psychiatric Association. He said note-sharing was a way to handle mental illnesses that was like the approach to nonpsychiatric ailments.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/boston-hospital-pi...

 

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