Article Excerpt: A Dartmouth-led research group, including investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, and Harvard Medical School, has received a five-year, $7 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Their project will assess the effectiveness of visit information provided to older adult patients and caregivers—as an audio recording compared to reviewing the physician note of the visit using the patient electronic health portal—on quality of life… “Providing written summaries of office visits through online patient portals is a widely adopted approach to close this information gap,” explains Principal Investigator Paul Barr, PhD, an associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and Center for Technology & Behavioral Health at the Geisel School of Medicine… “But it hasn’t been clear if this is the best way to share information,” he says. “Visit audio recordings have emerged as another evidence-based strategy to share information. This has resulted in a decisional dilemma for patients and healthcare leaders who ask the question, ‘What is the most effective approach to communicate healthcare visit information to older adults living in the community?’”
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Article Source: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine News. Also posted on News-Medical.Net.