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Patients’ online access to their electronic health records and linked online services: A systematic review in primary care

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This systematic review investigated the impact of providing patients with access to their general practice electronic health records (EHR) and other EHR-linked online services on the provision, quality, and safety of health care.

"Patients reported improved satisfaction with online access and services compared with standard provision, improved self-care, and better communication and engagement with clinicians. Safety improvements were patient-led through identifying medication errors and facilitating more use of preventive services". The authors note that there was a moderate increase in e-mails and variable effects on face-to-face contact. Other tasks required to sustain these services did impact on clinician time. The authors discuss the implications of these findings.

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/bjgp15X683941 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

Mold, F., et al. (2015). Patients’ online access to their electronic health records and linked online services: A systematic review in primary care. British Journal of General Practice,