Patients with access to their online health information who received timely alerts about gaps in care were more inclined to receive preventative tests and screenings compared with patients who didn’t use the service, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, writes Healthcare IT News. Rates of preventive health screenings, chronic disease management tasks and vaccinations around the country remain low, according to the study. More than 20-80 percent of adults fail to obtain the health services they need.
- Healthcare IT News: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/kaiser-online-tools-increase-likelihood-patients-will-receive-preventative-care
- The Online Personal Action Plan – A Tool to Transform Patient-Enabled Preventive and Chronic Care. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.