Lectures and seminars HI Conversations - Patients reading their psychiatric health records online

28-04-2022 12:00 pm Add to iCal
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Welcome to participate in the Health Informatics Conversations together with Annika Bärkås, PhD student at Uppsala University

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Use Zoom-link to join, no registration needed.

During Spring 2022 we will use the same Zoom-link for all of our HI Conversations.


Annika Bärkås, PhD student at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Healthcare Sciences and e-Health, Uppsala University


"Patients reading their psychiatric health records online"

The use of secure web-based portals where patients can access and read their Electronic Health Record (EHR) is referred to as Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records (PAEHR). Internationally, implementation of PAEHR-services has become more widespread, but remains far from the norm.

The phenomenon of sharing clinical notes or narrative visit reports with patients is often referred to as ‘open notes’. Open notes can be considered an essential part of any PAEHR. However, sharing PAEHR or open notes written by psychiatry professionals is considered particularly controversial.

Research reports that the majority of clinicians in psychiatric care have negative experiences of patients accessing and reading their psychiatry PAEHRs or open notes. On the other hand, the majority of patients who receives psychiatric care reports positive experiences of being able to read their psychiatry PAEHRs or open notes.

Why do clinicians’ experiences and patients’ experiences differ?

What are the Health Informatics Conversations?

HI Conversations - a seminar series about Health Informatics

The conversations are about research-oriented health informatics topics, i.e. – presenting a published article, your research area, a relevant theory or a method etc.  

The Health Informatics Conversations will be recurring the last Thursday (except for June and December) every month at 12.00 via Zoom and last for one hour. This hour includes 20 minutes of presentation and leaves the rest of the time for discussions, all in English.

If you are a PhD-student – this is a credit-bearing activity, as long as the topic is relevant for your research.