Homer Chin, MD, MS, is the physician champion for the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium and an associate with the OpenNotes Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard. He was the associate medical director for medical informatics at Kaiser Permanente Northwest before his retirement from that position in 2013. He led the pioneering work to implement an award winning comprehensive outpatient computer-based patient record at Kaiser Permanente in the 1990s. Dr. Chin is an affiliate professor in the department of Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research at OHSU. He is on the board of directors of OCHIN, a not-for-profit organization that provides information and management services to safety-net clinics in support of the medically underserved. He was the advisory committee chairperson for OHITEC, Oregon’s Health Information Technology Extension Center. He is an associate member of CHIME and was elected into the fellowship of the American College of Medical Informatics in 2001. Dr. Chin received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed an academic fellowship in medical informatics at Stanford University before joining Kaiser Permanente in 1987. He is board certified in internal medicine.