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Stakeholder Perspectives in Anticipation of Sharing Physicians’ Notes With Parents of Hospitalized Children

Stakeholder Perspectives in Anticipation of Sharing Physicians’ Notes With Parents of Hospitalized Children

Sharing honest, unbiased health information with parents is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics as an important way to improve the quality and safety of pediatric care. To increase information transparency, a growing number of hospitals have adopted inpatient portals, online applications on tablet computers that provide parents with real-time clinical information from the electronic health record (EHR) at their hospitalized child's bedside.

In this publication, authors including HIP Investigator, Dr. Ryan Coller Coller identified the perspectives of parent, physician, nurse, and hospital administrator stakeholders on the anticipated benefits and challenges of giving parents access to physicians’ notes during hospitalization and strategies on how to implement the note sharing process most effectively.

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