Interest in the Use of Computerized Patient Portals: Role of the Provider–Patient Relationship

  title={Interest in the Use of Computerized Patient Portals: Role of the Provider–Patient Relationship},
  author={S. Zickmund and R. Hess and C. Bryce and K. McTigue and E. Olshansky and K. Fitzgerald and G. Fischer},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  pages={20 - 26}
  • S. Zickmund, R. Hess, +4 authors G. Fischer
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • BackgroundBioinformatics experts are developing interactive patient portals to help those living with diabetes and other chronic diseases to better manage their conditions. However, little is known about what influences patients’ desires to use this technology.ObjectiveTo discern the impact of the provider–patient relationship on interest in using a web-based patient portal.DesignQualitative analysis of focus groups.ParticipantsTen focus groups involving 39 patients (range 2–7) recruited from… CONTINUE READING
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