Advantage Care Health Centers was one of 14 non-hospital systems across the State awarded a grant by the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) to support sharing open notes effectively with patients.

Shared visit notes, often referred to as open notes, are an important way to help consumers become active participants in their own care. A recent federal mandate, the 21st Century Cures Act, requires health care providers to make clinical notes available to patients electronically and at no charge. However, the level of compliance and, most importantly, the proactive use of open notes to improve care vary among health systems.

Through these awards, NYHealth will provide non-hospital systems with funding, technical assistance, and peer-learning opportunities to not only comply with the federal mandate, but also use open notes to spark a culture change and more meaningfully engage patients.