Patient-Provider Internet Portals-Patient Outcomes and Use.

Journal Article (Academic article)

An important emerging information technology tool is the electronic health record with a patient-provider Internet portal. Patient-provider Internet portals offer a venue for providing this patient access to personal health data. In this study, we conducted a cross-sectional secondary data analysis to describe the types of diabetes patients who utilize the patient-provider Internet portal and examine any preliminary differences in patient outcomes. Data from this study suggest that a significant portion of patients (29.7%) with diabetes utilize the portal. Clinical outcome results indicated that portal use was not a significant predictor of low-density lipoprotein and total cholesterol levels. However, portal use was a statistically significant predictor of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA) (P

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shaw, RJ; Ferranti, J

Published Date

  • June 2011

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 21697705

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-9774

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NCN.0b013e318224b597


  • English