Interactive preventive health record to enhance delivery of recommended care: a randomized trial

Journal Name: 
Ann Fam Med
Authors: 
Krist,A.H.
Woolf,S.H.
Rothemich,S.F.
Johnson,R.E.
Peele,J.E.
Cunningham,T.D.
Longo,D.R.
Bello,G.A.
Matzke,G.R.
Abstract: 
PURPOSE: Americans receive only one-half of recommended preventive services. Information technologies have been advocated to engage patients. We tested the effectiveness of an interactive preventive health record (IPHR) that links patients to their clinician's record, explains information in lay language, displays tailored recommendations and educational resources, and generates reminders. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial involved 8 primary care practices. Four thousand five hundred patients were randomly selected to receive a mailed invitation to use the IPHR or usual care. Outcomes were measured using patient surveys and electronic medical record data and included IPHR use and service delivery. Comparisons were made between invited and usual-care patients and between users and nonusers among those invited to use the IPHR. RESULTS: At 4 and 16 months, 229 (10.2%) and 378 (16.8%) of invited patients used the IPHR. The proportion of patients up-to-date with all services increased between baseline and 16 months by 3.8% among intervention patients (from 11.4% to 15.2%, P
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2012
Volume: 
10
Pages: 
312-319
Keywords: 
Breast, Comparison, delivery, electronic, Family, Health, information, Information Systems, intervention, Language, medical, Medicine, Methods, patient, Patients, primary care, Public Health, Record, Research, Research Support, support, survey, system, Universities, Virginia