EHR patient portal usage in Portugal

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Abstract

Promoting the use of EHR Patient Portals is becoming more relevant for our society. With the increased usage of digital services to the consumers, the healthcare systems are one of the areas that demand more growth in their usage. With an increasingly older population and less healthcare resources available, the use of eHealth tools could play a critical role in the future sustainability of healthcare systems. We did a national survey, in Portugal, based on randomly generated mobile phone numbers and 8.6% of the responders mentioned that they are users of EHR Patient Portals. We also collected the usage patterns and socio-demographic information about healthcare consumers that use EHR Patient Portals. Compared with the Portuguese population they are younger, more educated and have a higher proportion of private health insurances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao 2019
PublisherAssociação Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informação
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Event19.a Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao, CAPSI 2019 - 19th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems, CAPSI 2019 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 11 Oct 201912 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAtas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao

Conference

Conference19.a Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao, CAPSI 2019 - 19th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems, CAPSI 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period11/10/1912/10/19

Keywords

  • EHealth
  • EHR
  • Patient Portals

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    Tavares, J. (2019). EHR patient portal usage in Portugal. In Atas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao 2019 (Atas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao). Associação Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informação.