Patient-Provider Internet Portals-Patient Outcomes and Use.
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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
- Shaw, RJ; Ferranti, J
- June 2011
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