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Evaluating the impact of patients' online access to doctors' visit notes: designing and executing the OpenNotes project

  • Suzanne G Leveille1, 2Email author,
  • Janice Walker1,
  • James D Ralston3,
  • Stephen E Ross4,
  • Joann G Elmore5 and
  • Tom Delbanco1
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making201212:32

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-32

Received: 9 January 2012

Accepted: 13 April 2012

Published: 13 April 2012

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9 Jan 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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8 Mar 2012 Author responded Author comments - Suzanne Leveille
Resubmission - Version 3
8 Mar 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Apr 2012 Editorially accepted
13 Apr 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6947-12-32

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston
Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado
Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center