How to Read Clinician Notes

Many patients at Lawrence General Hospital are now invited to read the health care notes their doctors, nurses and other clinicians write after an appointment or discussion. We call this OpenNotes.

These notes are available on the Patient Portal under "Health Record." This convenient online tool helps you manage your health care safely and securely. We are currently sharing inpatient/outpatient notes such as:

  • Cardiology reports
  • Consultation reports
  • Discharge reports
  • Emergency reports
  • History & physical reports
  • Interventional Radiology reports
  • MRI reports
  • Nuclear Medicine scan reports
  • Progress reports
  • Ultrasound reports
  • X-ray reports

*Your provider may not have reviewed your lab, microbiology, or X-ray results before they are available to you. These tests could include sensitive information. If you are not comfortable seeing this information before you have discussed with your provider, please wait to view them until you speak with your provider. 

You may email with any questions. This can also be accessed at under the "Contact Us" option in the Patient Portal.

OpenNotes FAQs (From OpenNotes Website)