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Vulnerable patients, especially those that are chronically ill, need to have a simple way to get digitally…

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Vulnerable patients, especially those that are chronically ill, need to have a simple way to get digitally connected to the patient/provider communication process. 

A new study finds that digital health interventions may reinforce or even increase disparities. According to the researchers, individuals who used an electronic health record portal were more likely to be enrolled in private insurance, married, white and younger. NPR’s “Shots,” Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

I believe it is not that patients don’t want to access their medical records it is just too complicated…

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I believe it is not that patients don't want to access their medical records it is just too complicated to get there.   And for many patients there are multiple places they need to go.

Get over 50 Percent Of Unique Patients Online Access

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This sounds like a simple communication tool that was useful to the patient and the providers.  Something…

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This sounds like a simple communication tool that was useful to the patient and the providers.  Something that was simple for patients to get registered to, and engage their caregivers with.  I believe that is the type of technology solution that many patients and providers are looking for.  

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association finds that online platforms that provide educational information on a patient’s condition and facilitate communication with providers can boost patient engagement. FierceMobileHealthcare, Brigham and Women’s Hospital release.

EHRs and Portals are excellent data repositories.  They will never be effective communication tools…

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EHRs and Portals are excellent data repositories.  They will never be effective communication tools.    Secure Medical Email is the best answer for provider/patient communication. 

A national online survey of more than 2,200 CVS retail pharmacy customers finds that patients want to leverage email, Facebook, and physician websites to communicate with their doctors. However, there remains a gap between patient interest for online communication and what physicians currently provide.