Clinicians and patients participating in a pilot implementation of the OpenNotes note-sharing program for mental health treatment at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say the program has yielded tangible benefits.

As of Dec. 1, 2014, hospital executives said approximately 85,000 BIDMC patients use the hospital's PatientSite portal to manage their care, and about 1,000 of those had access to their mental health notes since the pilot began in March.

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