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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541965/increasing-health-portal-utilization-in-cardiac-ambulatory-patients-a-pilot-project
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Carmen L Shaw, Gayle L Casterline, Dennis Taylor, Maureen Fogle, Bradi Granger
Increasing health portal participation actively engages patients in their care and improves outcomes. The primary aim for this project was to increase patient health portal utilization. Nurses used a tablet-based demo to teach patients how to navigate the health portal. Assigning health videos to the portal was a tactic used to increase utilization. Each patient participant was surveyed about health portal utilization at initial nurse navigator appointment, day of procedure, and 30 days after discharge. Seventy-three percent (n = 14) of the 19 selected patients received the intervention; 36% (n = 4) of patients reported using a health portal feature; meaningful use metric preintervention increased from 12% to 16% after the intervention; 16% and 18% of patients viewed assigned videos in their health portal prior to procedure and after hospital discharge...
May 25, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537818/adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-cancer-perceptions-of-care
#2
Kayla N LaRosa, Marilyn Stern, Jennifer Bleck, Courtney Lynn, Janella Hudson, Damon R Reed, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Kristine A Donovan
BACKGROUND: Adolescent and young adults with cancer (AYACs) face unique medical, psychosocial, and supportive care needs. The purpose of this study was to identify AYACs perceptions and expectations of cancer care services on and off treatment. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 23 AYACs aged 19-38 years (13 on and 10 off treatment), who were receiving care at a comprehensive cancer center. Verbatim transcripts were created from audiotaped interviews and hand coded using inductive content analysis methodology...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535832/survey-of-canadian-myotonic-dystrophy-patients-access-to-computer-technology
#3
Seth A Climans, Christine Piechowicz, Wilma J Koopman, Shannon L Venance
BACKGROUND: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 is an autosomal dominant condition affecting distal hand strength, energy, and cognition. Increasingly, patients and families are seeking information online. An online neuromuscular patient portal under development can help patients access resources and interact with each other regardless of location. It is unknown how individuals living with myotonic dystrophy interact with technology and whether barriers to access exist. We aimed to characterize technology use among participants with myotonic dystrophy and to determine whether there is interest in a patient portal...
May 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529189/examining-daily-activity-routines-of-older-adults-using-workflow
#4
Jane Chung, Mustafa Ozkaynak, George Demiris
We evaluated the value of workflow analysis supported by a novel visualization technique to better understand the daily routines of older adults and highlight their patterns of daily activities and normal variability in physical functions. We used a self-reported activity diary to obtain data from six community-dwelling older adults for 14 consecutive days. Workflow for daily routine was analyzed using the EventFlow tool, which aggregates workflow information to highlight patterns and variabilities. A total of 1453 events were included in the data analysis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527507/it-takes-two-to-tango-engaging-patients-and-providers-with-portals
#5
REVIEW
Sachin D Shah, David Liebovitz
Patient portals are designed to be tools to more fully engage patients in their health care and help enable them to better manage their own health information. As the U.S. health care system rapidly adopted electronic health records (EHRs) over the past decade, many with linked patient portals, enthusiasm and expectations for this new technology as a means to engage and empower patients grew. Most patient portals have a set of core features designed to facilitate health care transactions, information tracking, and communication with care team members...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527495/consumer-mobile-health-apps-current-state-barriers-and-future-directions
#6
REVIEW
Cheng-Kai Kao, David M Liebovitz
This paper discusses the current state, barriers, and future directions of consumer-facing applications (apps). There are currently more than 165,000 mobile health apps publicly available in major app stores, the vast majority of which are designed for patients. The top 2 categories are wellness management and disease management apps, whereas other categories include self-diagnosis, medication reminder, and electronic patient portal apps. Apps specific to physical medicine and rehabilitation also are reviewed...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522229/patient-centered-communication-in-digital-medical-encounters
#7
Jordan M Alpert, Karen E Dyer, Jennifer Elston Lafata
OBJECTIVE: Patients are increasingly using the secure messaging function available through online patient portals to communicate with their health care providers, yet little is known about the characteristics of conversations that occur. The goal of this study is to describe the types of messages initiated by patients communicating via patient portals and to assess whether providers employ patient-centered strategies in their electronic responses. DESIGN: A total of 193 messages from 58 message threads between patients and providers were collected during a one-week period in a large health care system...
May 2, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506380/use-of-communication-tool-within-electronic-medical-record-to-improve-primary-nonadherence
#8
Daniel E Kerner, Emily L Knezevich
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to determine if an online reminder decreased the rate of primary nonadherence for antihypertensive medications in patients seen in 2 primary care clinics in Omaha, NE. The secondary objectives were to determine if patients receiving the intervention achieved lower blood pressure values at follow-up visits and to determine if the intervention decreased the number of days between prescribing and prescription pick-up. METHODS: A report was generated in an electronic health record to identify patients prescribed a new antihypertensive medication from a physician at one of the primary care clinics...
May 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495349/factors-that-impact-patient-web-portal-readiness-pwpr-among-the-underserved
#9
Priya Nambisan
OBJECTIVE: Healthcare organizations in the US are increasingly using Patient Portals as a means to provide patients with partial access to their health records and thereby comply with the 'meaningful use' of Health Information Technology policy issued by the US federal government. Patient portals are used to not only provide access to parts of the health records such as lab results but also offer services such as customized educational materials and appointment scheduling. While prior studies examining the adoption rates of these patient portals have not offered consistent findings, many of the studies have reported limited adoption and use [1] of patient portals, especially among the underserved population...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483886/harnessing-information-technology-to-inform-patients-facing-routine-decisions-cancer-screening-as-a-test-case
#10
Alex H Krist, Steven H Woolf, Camille Hochheimer, Roy T Sabo, Paulette Kashiri, Resa M Jones, Jennifer Elston Lafata, Rebecca S Etz, Shin-Ping Tu
PURPOSE: Technology could transform routine decision making by anticipating patients' information needs, assessing where patients are with decisions and preferences, personalizing educational experiences, facilitating patient-clinician information exchange, and supporting follow-up. This study evaluated whether patients and clinicians will use such a decision module and its impact on care, using 3 cancer screening decisions as test cases. METHODS: Twelve practices with 55,453 patients using a patient portal participated in this prospective observational cohort study...
May 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475780/community-acquired-pneumonia-case-validation-in-an-anonymized-electronic-medical-record-linked-expert-system
#11
Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Mahendran Maliapen, Venetia Ong, Rupert W Jakes, Linda M Mundy, Li Jialiang, Paul A Tambyah
An electronic anonymized patient portal analysis using radiographic reports and admission and discharge diagnoses had sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of 84.7%, 78.2%, 75%, and 87%, respectively, for community-acquired pneumonia validated against a blinded expert medical review. This approach can help to track antimicrobial use and resistance.
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460130/patient-and-provider-perspectives-on-the-potential-value-and-use-of-a-bilingual-online-patient-portal-in-a-spanish-speaking-safety-net-population
#12
Alejandro Ochoa, Ken Kitayama, Sebastian Uijtdehaage, Michelle Vermillion, Michael Eaton, Felix Carpio, Martin Serota, Michael E Hochman
Objective: To assess patient and provider perspectives on the potential value and use of a bilingual patient portal in a large safety-net health system serving predominantly Spanish-speaking patients. Materials and Methods: We captured patient and provider perspectives through the administration of surveys to assess Internet access, barriers, and facilitators to patient portal adoption, along with portal preferences. We report on these survey results using descriptive and comparative statistics...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441388/a-population-based-approach-for-implementing-change-from-opt-out-to-opt-in-research-permissions
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Elizabeth A Marshall, Jim C Oates, Azza Shoaibi, Jihad S Obeid, Melissa L Habrat, Robert W Warren, Kathleen T Brady, Leslie A Lenert
Due to recently proposed changes in the Common Rule regarding the collection of research preferences, there is an increased need for efficient methods to document opt-in research preferences at a population level. Previously, our institution developed an opt-out paper-based workflow that could not be utilized for research in a scalable fashion. This project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing an electronic health record (EHR)-based active opt-in research preferences program. The first phase of implementation required creating and disseminating a patient questionnaire through the EHR portal to populate discreet fields within the EHR indicating patients' preferences for future research study contact (contact) and their willingness to allow anonymised use of excess tissue and fluid specimens (biobank)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435342/patient-web-portals-disease-management-and-primary-prevention
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REVIEW
Steven S Coughlin, Judith J Prochaska, Lovoria B Williams, Gina M Besenyi, Vahé Heboyan, D Stephen Goggans, Wonsuk Yoo, Gianluca De Leo
BACKGROUND: Efforts aimed at health care reform and continued advances in information technologies have prompted interest among providers and researchers in patient web portals. Patient web portals are password-protected online websites that offer the patients 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. METHODS: This article, which is based upon bibliographic searches in PubMed, reviews important developments in web portals for primary and secondary disease prevention, including patient web portals tethered to electronic medical records, disease-specific portals, health disparities, and health-related community web portals...
2017: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423804/facilitators-and-barriers-of-electronic-health-record-patient-portal-adoption-by-older-adults-a-literature-study
#15
Gaby Anne Wildenbos, Linda Peute, Monique Jaspers
Patient portal usage by older adults, patients aged 50 years old and above, is intended to improve their access and quality of care. Acceptance of patient portals by this target group is low. This paper discusses the results of a literature review to determine the facilitators and barriers that drive or inhibit older patients to adopt patient portals. Articles were included when they described an acceptance, adoption or usability evaluation study of a patient portal. From a total of 245 potentially relevant articles, 8 articles were finally included...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417473/ophthalmology-patients-interest-in-online-access-to-clinic-notes-at-three-us-clinics
#16
Bryan S Lee, Natalia V Oster, Galen Y Chen, Leona L Ding, Janice D Walker, Joann G Elmore
PURPOSE: This study aimed to understand patients' perceptions about potential benefits and harms of accessing their own ophthalmology clinic notes via an electronic patient portal as part of the OpenNotes initiative. METHODS: The authors conducted a cross-sectional, in-person survey of ophthalmology patients at three US eye clinics. The paper survey was self-administered or administered with assistance from study staff before or after patients' clinical visits. The authors used descriptive statistics to summarise patient characteristics and patient attitudes about accessing their ophthalmology notes online...
April 17, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403531/short-term-effects-of-extracorporeal-graft-rinse-versus-circulatory-graft-rinse-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Amr M Yassen, Waleed R Elsarraf, Mohamed A Elmorshedi, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Tarek Salah, Ahmed M Sultan, Ahmed N Elghawalby, Mohamed M Elshobari, Mohamed Elsadany, Khaled Zalata, Usama Shiha
BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation has shorter cold ischemia time, less preservative volume and lower metabolic load compared to transplantation from deceased donors. We investigated the impact of rinsing the graft contents into the systemic circulation on operative course and post-operative outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Donors had right hepatectomy and grafts were preserved with cold Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate solution. On ending portal vein anastomosis, grafts were flushed by patient's portal blood; either through incompletely anastomosed hepatic vein (Extracorporeal Rinse group, EcRg, n=40) or into systemic circulation (Circulatory Rinse group, CRg, n=40)...
April 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385681/is-provider-secure-messaging-associated-with-patient-messaging-behavior-evidence-from-the-us-army
#18
Vickee Wolcott, Ritu Agarwal, D Alan Nelson
BACKGROUND: Secure messaging with health care providers offers the promise of improved patient-provider relationships, potentially facilitating outcome improvements. But, will patients use messaging technology in the manner envisioned by policy-makers if their providers do not actively use it? OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that the level and type of secure messaging usage by providers might be associated with messaging initiation by their patients. METHODS: The study employed a dataset of health care and secure messaging records of more than 81,000 US Army soldiers and nearly 3000 clinicians with access to a patient portal system...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384076/ehealth-literacy-patient-engagement-in-identifying-strategies-to-encourage-use-of-patient-portals-among-older-adults
#19
Eboni G Price-Haywood, Jewel Harden-Barrios, Robin Ulep, Qingyang Luo
Innovations in chronic disease management are growing rapidly as advancements in technology broaden the scope of tools. Older adults are less likely to be willing or able to use patient portals or smartphone apps for health-related tasks. The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of older adults (ages ≥50) with hypertension or diabetes to examine relationships between portal usage, interest in health-tracking tools, and eHealth literacy, and to solicit practical solutions to encourage technology adoption...
April 6, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373331/electronic-health-record-logs-indicate-that-physicians-split-time-evenly-between-seeing-patients-and-desktop-medicine
#20
Ming Tai-Seale, Cliff W Olson, Jinnan Li, Albert S Chan, Criss Morikawa, Meg Durbin, Wei Wang, Harold S Luft
Time spent by physicians is a key resource in health care delivery. This study used data captured by the access time stamp functionality of an electronic health record (EHR) to examine physician work effort. This is a potentially powerful, yet unobtrusive, way to study physicians' use of time. We used data on physicians' time allocation patterns captured by over thirty-one million EHR transactions in the period 2011-14 recorded by 471 primary care physicians, who collectively worked on 765,129 patients' EHRs...
April 1, 2017: Health Affairs
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