Flip the Clinic, a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is announcing a collaboration with more than 160,000 clinicians and staff practicing at sites across the United States, who have pledged to inform patients about their right to get digital copies of their medical records. Flip the Clinic will work hand-in-hand with clinicians at these sites to redesign how clinicians respond to patients’ requests for their own records, with the goal of making health-information access, sharing, downloading, and use a more seamless experience for both patients and clinicians. Flip the Clinic is further committing to educate patients about the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative and how to get involved. Collaborators include: 504 Health Net, Allergy and Asthma Care Centers, Almost Family, Austin Diagnostic Clinic, Children’s Integrated Center for Success, Epic, Inova Health, Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital, LIVESTRONG Foundation and Cancer Institutes, MU Health Care, National Association for Trusted Exchange, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, text4baby, Trinity Health, and UNC Health Care.
NATE will bring the expertise of its members and community – including nationally recognized domain experts and experienced real world implementers – to assist each Flip Team in selecting the optimal approach to providing consumers with access to their health information, given that Team’s current capabilities and stage on the sharing maturity continuum. NATE’s leadership is committed to supporting Flip the Clinic‘s goals of making health information accessible to consumers, empowering them to make their own decisions about when and with whom their data is shared. NATE’s immediate goal as a supporter of this Flip will be to help reduce the frustration for those consumers and clinicians involved in the project by providing focused recommendations and useful education about the options available to achieve the objectives of Flip the Clinic #55.
FLIP THE CLINIC was honored at the White House’s “Precision Medicine Champions of Change” on July 8, 2015. Take a look at some of the exciting comments: