Liz Salmi

Senior Strategist, Outreach and Communications, OpenNotes / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Liz Salmi
Liz Salmi

Liz Salmi is a former punk rock drummer turned cancer patient, who now works for an academic medical center on a research project called OpenNotes–a movement that is encouraging doctors and other healthcare professionals to share clinical notes with patients. Liz is passionate about empowering regular people to become more engaged in their own health care, access their medical records, and improve their experience as patients. She helps hospitals and health systems understand the changing nature of patient-clinician communication in the age of connectivity, and interpret and implement research emerging from the OpenNotes movement. In addition to her work with OpenNotes, Liz leads a palliative/neuro-oncology research network established by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and serves on the Board of Directors for National Brain Tumor Society. Liz is a Stanford Medicine X e-Patient Scholar and a 2016 TEDMED Frontline Scholar. Her interests include clinical informatics, citizen science and human-centered design.