Use of an electronic patient portal among disadvantaged populations Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Vulnerable Populations

abstract

  • We found good early rates of adoption and use of an electronic patient portal during the first 2 years of its deployment among a predominantly low-income population, especially among patients with chronic diseases. Disparities in access to and usage of the portal were evident but were smaller than those reported recently in other populations. Continued efforts will be needed to ensure that portals are usable for and used by disadvantaged groups so that all patients benefit equally from these technologies.

publication date

  • October 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3181304

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11606-011-1749-y

PubMed ID

  • 21647748

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1117

end page

  • 23

volume

  • 26

number

  • 10