re: Patients Seek More Online Access To Medical Records
Also important to consider the disparities in those using patient portals/ accessing EMRs and which patients are actually embracing this access -- and if they have access at all.
A 2010 study conducted in New York City published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine reported that 16% of all patients in the study received an access code to a patient portal, and of these, 60% activated their code. Those who activated their access tended to be whiter, English-speakers, and with private insurance.
How can providers expand access?