An exploration of the potential for patient portals to improve self-management of long-term conditions

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Show simple item record Letford, K en Humphrey, Gayle en Day, Karen en
dc.contributor.editor Parry, D en
dc.coverage.spatial Auckland, New Zealand en 2015-04-15T23:43:54Z en 2014-11-11 en
dc.identifier.citation HINZ 2014 Conference And Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand, 10 Nov 2014 - 12 Nov 2014. Editors: Parry D. 11 Nov 2014 en
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dc.description.abstract Patient portals are increasingly used in health systems as a tool to improve the quality of care as well as improve the systems’ efficiency. There has been some research into whether patient portals also help patients with long term conditions to self-manage; however, the evidence remains limited. In Auckland, a web-based patient portal is a key component of the National Shared Care Planning Programme; this mixed methods research aimed to explore the ways that it could contribute to self-management. What the research found was that use of the patient portal was not high, which may have been due to patients not perceiving them to be more useful than the resources otherwise available to them. A key reason for this could have been the inconsistent engagement of the patient’s care teams with the patient portal. Patients who were using the patient portal felt that overall, the portal was mostly a tool to support self management though holding information such as clinical measurements or to record what was communicated with care teams face to face. They saw self-management as being due mainly to their own self-efficacy, with help and support through good relationships with their care team; these were viewed to be outside the scope of a patient portal. en
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dc.title An exploration of the potential for patient portals to improve self-management of long-term conditions en
dc.type Conference Item en en
pubs.finish-date 2014-11-12 en
pubs.start-date 2014-11-10 en
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pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 469771 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Health Systems en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-12-11 en

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