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M Raj, S W Choi, J Platt
Informed consent (IC) struggles to meet the ethical principles it strives to embody in the context of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Patients often participate in multiple clinical trials making it difficult to effectively inform the participants and fulfill complex regulations. The recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making would make major changes to federal requirements, providing a timely opportunity to evaluate existing practice. Twenty health care professionals within a Midwest Academic Medical Center involved in obtaining IC in the HCT clinic or involved in patient care during or after the IC process were interviewed to understand: (1) how they approached the IC process; (2) how they described a 'successful' IC process; and (3) opportunities for innovation...
October 17, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Jennifer Pecina, Frederick North, Mark D Williams, Kurt B Angstman
BACKGROUND: Evidence for patient portals on health outcomes is still accumulating. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients in a depression collaborative care management (CCM) program comparing dropout rates and outcomes at six months in patients who used the portal with their CCM managers versus those who did not use the portal for this purpose. RESULTS: 1769 patients were analyzed, of which 272 (15.4%) used the portal to connect with their CCM managers...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
Norifumi Kamo, A James Bender, Kavitha Kalmady, C Craig Blackmore
We present a case study of Virginia Mason Medical Center's successful implementation of the online patient portal. The organization exceeded its Meaningful Use 2 View/Download/Transmit targets and national benchmarks, with over 70% of unique patient encounters being provided timely online access to their health information, over 50% viewing, downloading, and transmitting health information electronically, and potential cost savings to the institution. Key lessons learned in our implementation process were.
October 7, 2016: Healthcare
Dawn M Klein, Kassi Pham, Leila Samy, Adam Bluth, Kim M Nazi, Matthew Witry, J Stacey Klutts, Kathleen M Grant, Adi V Gundlapalli, Gary Kochersberger, Laurie Pfeiffer, Sergio Romero, Brian Vetter, Carolyn L Turvey
INTRODUCTION: Information continuity is critical to person-centered care when patients receive care from multiple healthcare systems. Patients can access their electronic health record data through patient portals to facilitate information exchange. This pilot was developed to improve care continuity for rural Veterans by (1) promoting the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patient portal to share health information with non-VA providers, and (2) evaluating the impact of health information sharing at a community appointment...
October 11, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Jessica L Baldwin, Hardeep Singh, Dean F Sittig, Traber Davis Giardina
Widespread use of health information technology (IT) could potentially increase patients' access to their health information and facilitate future goals of advancing patient-centered care. Despite having increased access to their health data, patients do not always understand this information or its implications, and digital health data can be difficult to navigate when displayed in a small-format, complex interface. In this paper, we discuss two forms of patient-facing health IT tools-patient portals and applications (apps)-and highlight how, despite several limitations of each, combining high-yield features of mobile health (mHealth) apps with portals could increase patient engagement and self-management and be more effective than either of them alone...
October 3, 2016: Healthcare
Michael Mackert, Amanda Mabry-Flynn, Sara Champlin, Erin E Donovan, Kathrynn Pounders
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-half of American adults exhibit low health literacy and thus struggle to find and use health information. Low health literacy is associated with negative outcomes including overall poorer health. Health information technology (HIT) makes health information available directly to patients through electronic tools including patient portals, wearable technology, and mobile apps. The direct availability of this information to patients, however, may be complicated by misunderstanding of HIT privacy and information sharing...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Sigall K Bell, Stephanie D Roche, Anna C Johansson, Kristin P O'Reilly, Barbara S Lee, Kenneth E Sands, Daniel S Talmor, Samuel M Brown
RATIONALE: Communication in the intensive care unit (ICU) often falls short of patient and family needs, putting them at risk for significant physical and emotional harm. As electronic patient portals rapidly evolve, one designed specifically for the ICU might potentially enhance communication among patients, family members, and clinicians; however, the views of frontline ICU staff on such technology are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To identify clinician perspectives on the current state of communication among patients, families and clinicians in the ICU, and assess their views on whether and how an electronic portal may address existing communication deficits and improve care...
October 4, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Barbara Sorondo, Amy Allen, Janet Bayleran, Stacy Doore, Samreen Fathima, Iyad Sabbagh, Lori Newcomb
INTRODUCTION: This project implemented an integrated patient self-reported screening tool in a patient portal and assessed clinical workflow and user experience in primary care practices. METHODS: An electronic health risk assessment based on the CMS Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) was developed to integrate self-reported health information into the patient's electronic health record (EHR). Patients enrolled in care coordination tested the implementation. The evaluation plan included quantitative and qualitative measures of patient adoption, provider adoption, workflow impact, financial impact, and technology impact...
2016: EGEMS
Vojko Flis, Stojan Potrc, Nina Kobilica, Arpad Ivanecz
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have shown that patients with vascular tumour invasion who undergo concurrent vascular resection can achieve long-term survival rates equivalent to those without vascular involvement requiring pancreaticoduodenectomy alone. There is no consensus about which patients benefit from the portal-superior mesenteric vein resection and there is no consensus about the best surgical technique of vessel reconstruction (resection with or without graft reconstruction). As published series are small the aim of this study was to evaluate our experience in pancreatectomies with en bloc vascular resection and reconstruction of vessels...
September 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
A J Smallwood, M M Schapira, M Fedders, J M Neuner
: We tested the feasibility of a fracture prevention decision aid in an online patient portal. The decision aid was acceptable for patients and successfully decreased decisional conflict. This study suggests the possible utility of leveraging the patient portal to enhance patient education and decision making in osteoporosis care. INTRODUCTION: Although interventions have improved osteoporosis screening and/or treatment for certain populations of high-risk patients, recent national studies suggest that large-scale uptake of these interventions has been limited...
September 19, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Gregory E Simon, Arne Beck, Rebecca Rossom, Julie Richards, Beth Kirlin, Deborah King, Lisa Shulman, Evette J Ludman, Robert Penfold, Susan M Shortreed, Ursula Whiteside
BACKGROUND: Suicide remains the 10th-ranked most frequent cause of death in the United States, accounting for over 40,000 deaths per year. Nonfatal suicide attempts lead to over 200,000 hospitalizations and 600,000 emergency department visits annually. Recent evidence indicates that responses to the commonly used Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) can identify outpatients who are at risk of suicide attempt and suicide death and that specific psychotherapy or Care Management programs can prevent suicide attempts in high-risk patients...
2016: Trials
Eve N Dexter, Scott Fields, Rebecca E Rdesinski, Bhavaya Sachdeva, Daisuke Yamashita, Miguel Marino
PURPOSE: Internet-based patient portals are increasingly being implemented throughout health care organizations to enhance health and optimize communication between patients and health professionals. The decision to adopt a patient portal requires careful examination of the advantages and disadvantages of implementation. This study aims to investigate 1 proposed advantage of implementation: alleviating some of the clinical workload faced by employees. METHODS: A retrospective time-series analysis of the correlation between the rate of electronic patient-to-provider messages-a common attribute of Internet-based patient portals-and incoming telephone calls...
September 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Lorraine S Wallace, Heather Angier, Nathalie Huguet, James A Gaudino, Alex Krist, Marla Dearing, Marie Killerby, Miguel Marino, Jennifer E DeVoe
BACKGROUND: Underserved patient populations experience barriers to accessing and engaging within the complex health care system. Electronic patient portals have been proposed as a potential new way to improve access and engagement. We studied patient portal use for 12 consecutive months (365 days) among a large, nationally distributed, underserved patient population within the OCHIN (originally created as the Oregon Community Health Information Network and renamed OCHIN as other states joined) practice-based research network (PBRN)...
September 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Beth Careyva, Kyle Shaak, Geoffrey Mills, Melanie Johnson, Samantha Goodrich, Brian Stello, Lorraine S Wallace
BACKGROUND: Technology-based patient engagement strategies (such as patient portals) are increasingly available, yet little is known about current use and barriers within practice-based research networks (PBRNs). PBRN directors have unique opportunities to inform the implementation of patient-facing technology and to translate these findings into practice. METHODS: PBRN directors were queried regarding technology-based patient engagement strategies as part of the 2015 CAFM Educational Research Alliance (CERA) survey of PBRN directors...
September 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Andrew L Laccetti, Beibei Chen, Jennifer Cai, Samantha Gates, Yang Xie, Simon J Craddock Lee, David E Gerber
PURPOSE: Electronic portals provide patients with real-time access to personal health records. Use of this technology by individuals with cancer is particularly intensive. We therefore examined patterns of use of electronic portals by clinic staff at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. METHODS: We identified and characterized cancer center providers and clinic staff who performed electronic activities related to MyChart, the institution's personal health records portal, from 2009 to 2014...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
Siobhan O'Connor, Peter Hanlon, Catherine A O'Donnell, Sonia Garcia, Julie Glanville, Frances S Mair
INTRODUCTION: Patients and the public are beginning to use digital health tools to assist in managing chronic illness, support independent living and self-care, and remain connected to health and care providers. However, engaging with and enrolling in digital health interventions, such as telehealth systems, mobile health applications, patient portals and personal health records, in order to use them varies considerably. Many factors affect people's ability to engage with and sign up to digital health platforms...
2016: BMJ Open
David J Slotwiner
The anticipated advantages of electronic health records (EHRs)-improved efficiency and the ability to share information across the healthcare enterprise-have so far failed to materialize. There is growing recognition that interoperability holds the key to unlocking the greatest value of EHRs. Health information technology (HIT) systems including EHRs must be able to share data and be able to interpret the shared data. This requires a controlled vocabulary with explicit definitions (data elements) as well as protocols to communicate the context in which each data element is being used (syntactic structure)...
October 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Christine U Oramasionwu, Michelle L Vitko, Terence L Johnson, Adam J Sage, Arlene E Chung, Stacy C Bailey
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August 29, 2016: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Schreiweis, Nicolas Weiss, Lakshmi S Aguduri, Antje Brandner, Tobias Bronsch, Peter Pensold, Katharina E Stein, Axel Helmer, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze
Providing patients with access to their medical data has recently evolved as a topic in several countries. Different approaches are possible. For example patient portals are used for patient access towards medical data. The University Hospital Heidelberg is engaged in a research project to develop a personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR). The objective of this work is to describe the architecture and implementation of a component called IHE Connector which represents the native IHE-based integration between the patient portal and the PEHR core components...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Antje Brandner, Björn Schreiweis, Lakshmi S Aguduri, Tobias Bronsch, Aline Kunz, Peter Pensold, Katharina E Stein, Nicolas Weiss, Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze
Over the last years we stepwise implemented our vision of a personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR) in the Rhine-Neckar-Region in Germany. The patient portal is one part of the PEHR architecture with IHE connectivity. The patient is enabled to access and manage his medical record by use of the patient portal. Moreover, he can give his consent regarding which healthcare providers are allowed to send data into or read data from his medical record. Forthcoming studies will give evidence for improvements and further requirements to develop...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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