Patient Portals: An Underused Resource for Improving Patient Engagement
Strong, Diane M.
Johnson, Sharon A.
Garber, Lawrence D.
UMass Chan AffiliationsMeyers Primary Care Institute
Document TypeJournal Article
personal health records
Health and Medical Administration
Health Information Technology
Health Services Administration
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AbstractThe potential of patient portals to improve patient engagement and health outcomes has been discussed for more than a decade. The slow growth in patient portal adoption rates among patients and providers in the United States, despite external incentives, indicates that this is a complex issue. We examined evidence of patient portal use and effects with a focus on the pulmonary domain. We found a paucity of studies of patient portal use in pulmonary practice, and highlight gaps for future research. We also report on the experience of a pulmonary department using a patient portal to highlight the potential of these systems. Inc.
SourceChest. 2016 Jan;149(1):272-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-2559. Epub 2016 Jan 6. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/30700
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