When leaving the doctor’s office, between 40–80% of medical information is forgotten immediately by patients. Sharing audio and video recordings of clinic visits with patients is one strategy that has been well researched and has been shown to:

  • Increase patient and family involvement in health care
  • Increase your understanding of your visit
  • Help you remember important health information from your office visit
  • Better manage your health
  • Make you more confident in your care decisions


We are a research group based at the The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice interested in researching and promoting the use of recordings in clinical practice. Our group was formed in 2015 under the leadership of Dr. Paul Barr and consists of patients, clinicians, data science experts and researchers. See our projects page for our current research and publications for previous research on recording.


Open Recordings: Purpose

Open Recordings: Solution

Open Recordings: Impact