Activation and Utilization of an Electronic Health Record Patient Portal at an Academic Medical Center—Impact of Patient Demographics and Geographic Location

@article{Oest2018ActivationAU,
  title={Activation and Utilization of an Electronic Health Record Patient Portal at an Academic Medical Center—Impact of Patient Demographics and Geographic Location},
  author={Sarah E R Oest and Maia Hightower and Matthew David Krasowski},
  journal={Academic Pathology},
  year={2018},
  volume={5}
}
The advent of the online electronic health record patient portal has provided an efficient and practical means for patients to become more involved in their health care. In this report, we analyze how demographic variables such as age, gender, race, and geographic location affect patient portal activation and usage at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the sole academic medical center in the state of Iowa, a predominantly rural state. Our primary end points were activation of the… 

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