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IT Management

Study: Disparities in Use of E-Health Resources

2015 23 Oct

According to researchers, disparities exist in kidney disease patients’ access to e-health resources, with race, income and Medicaid/Medicare insurance status impacting use of online portals. Such disparities, the researchers note, may reinforce or widen existing health-related inequities that relate to race and income. Their work is published in the... Read more

IT Management

Can EHR Portals Follow Pet Records Model?

2015 01 Sep

Using health IT systems is one way to enhance patient engagement with their own health and wellness. For example, healthcare providers implement patient portals and secure messaging tools that enable patients to view their medical records, request prescriptions and medication refills, access lab results, and communicate with their doctors.The Centers... Read more

IT Management

Use of Patient Portals Still Low

2014 25 Aug

Patient portal use remains low or unpopular, with only one-third of patients having access to such portals and the other two-thirds either without or unsure of their access, according to results of a random survey covering 1,540 patients in the US.The survey, conducted by Austin-based EHR reviewer Software Advice, aimed to measure patients' awareness,... Read more

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