Patient Access Workgroup

The focus of the Patient Access Workgroup is to mobilize Patient Family Advisors to support the adoption and implementation of Open Notes.  We are grateful for the leadership and collaboration of our Open Notes colleagues on this important project.

All are welcome to join this effort!  Please join us for the next meeting:

Meetings: 4th Thursday of every month, Noon PST 

Meeting Log In information:


Telephone: +1 408 638 0968

Meeting ID: 331 750 652

International numbers available: 

National IT PFAC

OpenNotes and PFCCpartners are excited to announce a partnership to convene a national IT PFAC. Are you interested in influencing and informing information technology provided and used to care for patients and families? If you have experience with patient portals and are interested in sharing your experiences, please consider applying. For more information click here or contact


Please join our call to action take these three easy steps to support patients & families having full access to their health records through OPEN NOTES:

  1. Write a letter or email message to a member of your healthcare Leadership Team (Chief Operating Officer, Patient Experience, Chief Medical Officer etc) and ask if your healthcare organization has Open Notes.
  2. If yes, offer your support and that of your PFAC to increase awareness and use across your health system.  If no, offer information and the opportunity to partner with your organization to consider implementing open notes.  Begin by providing information on OpenNotes
  3. Tell us about it!  Send an update on your message and response to or better yet – join our next meeting (info above) and tell us in person!

Previous Meeting Notes

Patient Access Workgroup Notes 5/25/17 

Patient Access Workgroup Notes 7/27/17

Patient Access Workgroup Agenda 8.24.17

Patient Access WG 8.24.17

OpenNotes Resources for Patient Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) 

 If you are intrested in Joining the Patient Access Workgroup: