From Rady Children’s in San Diego, an accounting of their experience going to default note sharing across most of the enterprise, including inpatient and specialty care. Main thrust of the article is that an opt-in strategy for providers does not result in much charing of notes, but opt-out does, and they know of no major issues with the practice.
A report on a multifaceted, successful quality-improvement project focused on using a patient portal and telehealth for follow-up of inflammatory bowel disease patients. Goals included improving portal signups, imptroving use of electronic “visits,” and improving the rate of electronic messaging.
A national survey suggesting that parental use of web-based portals to access records of their children’s care is low, and suggests that low perceived value is an important cause of the low adoption. Also reveals that awareness that portals exist may also be low.
Qualitative interview study of parents’ perceptions of the usefulness of custom, disease-focused, web-based portals in chronic illness. Parents generally perceived benefits, but also concerns about how and when their communications would be received. Britto 2013 (J. Pediatrics)