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Patient Portal Adoption for Older Adult Patients Reaches 50 Percent

Medical Team Provider in Home with Senior Patients

In a survey of more than 2000 patients ages 50 to 80 years of age, conducted by the University of Michigan, researchers found that only half of older adult patients have signed up for a patient portal account.  String indicators for adoption were higher educational attainment or higher household income. Conversely, distrust of digital health tools (e.g. security issues) and online patient-provider communication influenced rejection of portal adoption. Read more at the Patient Engagement HIT article.