Study: Patients Benefit From Online Access to EHR Data
Most patients who had online access to their electronic health record data experienced improved communication with their health care providers and greater engagement in their care, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. However, the study found that some patients said they experienced negative effects stemming from derogatory language in physician notes and inconsistencies between physicians' verbal and written comments.
- "Access to EHR Data 'Overwhelmingly' Positive for Patients" (Durben Hirsch, FierceEMR, 4/1).
- "Patients Like Online Health Records Access, Study Says" (Terry, InformationWeek, 4/3).