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

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Critical Review on: The Impact of Electronic Patient Portals on Patient Care: A Systematic Review of Controlled Trials Introduction: Ammenwerth, E., Schnell-Inderst, P., & Hoerbst, A. (n.d.). The Impact of Electronic Patient Portals on Patient Care: A Systematic Review of Controlled Trials. J Med Internet Res Journal of Medical Internet Research. Retrieved October 26, 2015. The author conducted the research with the intention to analyze whether patient portals actually contributed to empower patients and improve quality of care. Although there are studies conducted by Ferreira that took into account paper reviews having surveys and interviews of patients and clinicians, it did not include control groups. Thus, the studies could not empirically identify the advantages of patient portal when combined traditional patient care. This article is first of its kind where a systemic evaluation was conducted by analyzing controlled studies on use of patient portals. The author after critically reviewing the prior works which studied the impact of patient portals on patient care, raises the following question: While the trend in healthcare is shifting to patient-centric approaches, are they really having a positive impact on patients? Are they really empowering patients? Summary: The objective of this paper was to systemically review the impact of electronic patient portals on patient care by scrutinizing controlled studies on the use of patient portals. [1] The title is
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