The Impact Of Electronic Patient On Patient Care : A Systematic Review Of Controlled Trials

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The Impact of Electronic Patient Portals on Patient Care: A Systematic Review of Controlled Trials Introduction: The authors Elske Ammenwerth , PhD; Petra Schnell-Inderst , PhD; Alexander Hoerbst , PhD have conducted and published a research article on ‘The Impact of Electronic Patient Portals on Patient Care: A Systematic Review of Controlled Trials’. The research paper was published by researchers at UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology. The authors conducted the research with the purpose to systemically evaluate the effects of electronic patient portals on patient care. This was done by analyzing controlled studies on the use of the patient portals. The Reason for conducting the study: The author in this research paper describes that clinical information system along with electronic health records can help passive patients to become more informed, responsible, and independent in terms of managing his/her own disease and treatment schedules. Thus, contributing to the overall efficacy of treatment, patient safety and better patient compliance. In many countries, patients have the right to access their own information. The Institute of Medicine argues that “patients should have unfettered access to their own medical information”. [1] Despite the benefits of patient portals, it is not widely accepted in patient care. The reasons may be due to cultural and practical reasons. Also, due to the concerns by health care practitioners. In
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