Usability of the Swedish Patient Portal

In July, Swedish partners from the NORDeHEALTH project published findings from a survey done 2016 which included questions on the usability of the national patient portal. Hägglund M, Scandurra IUser Evaluation of the Swedish Patient Accessible Electronic Health Record: System Usability Scale JMIR Hum Factors 2021;8(3):e24927doi: 10.2196/24927PMID: 34313596 The data was collected through an online survey which wasContinue reading “Usability of the Swedish Patient Portal”

Benefits of sharing notes in a pandemic

From April 5, 2021, as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, all providers in the United States must offer patients access to the medical information housed in their electronic records. Via secure health portals, patients can log in to access lab and test results, lists of prescribed medications, referral appointments, and the narrative reportsContinue reading “Benefits of sharing notes in a pandemic”

BMJ Opinion piece on the NORDeHEALTH project

We have published an opinion piece on the NORDeHEALTH project in the BMJ. The opinion piece describes the project and four important areas that will receive special focus;  Contextual differences: when reading studies on success or failure of PAEHR implementations there is often a lack of detail provided on contextual or socio-technical factors that could have influenced the results.  UsabilityContinue reading “BMJ Opinion piece on the NORDeHEALTH project”

NORDeHEALTH at Vitalis!

Tomorrow, the largest Nordic eHealth conference Vitalis begins! NORDeHEALTH will have a 2 hour session in the conference full of interesting presentations. Please find the program for our session here. We will have interesting presentations from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and the US, all focusing on patients online access to their electronic health records.

Patients, clinicians and open notes: information blocking as a case of epistemic injustice

A new article from the NORDeHEALTH project was just published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The authors build on previous research on patients access to their health records, and argue that denying patients access can be seen as a case of epistemic injustice. Even in countries that have implemented the practice of giving patientsContinue reading “Patients, clinicians and open notes: information blocking as a case of epistemic injustice”

Preparing Patients and Clinicians for Open Notes in Mental Health

Researchers from the NORDeHEALTH project just published an article exploring international experts opinions on preparing patients and clinicians for patients’ online access to the notes in their record in a mental health context. Although the study is not part of the actual NORDeHEALTH results, it is highly relevant to the project! A total of 70Continue reading “Preparing Patients and Clinicians for Open Notes in Mental Health”

Editorial in the BMJ

Members of the NORDeHEALTH team just published an editorial in the BMJ, discussing a new US regulation. On 5 April a new federal rule will require US healthcare providers to give patients access to all the health information in their electronic medical records without charge. This new information sharing rule from the 21st Century Cures ActContinue reading “Editorial in the BMJ”

NORDeHEALTH kicking it off!

We are very excited to finally be able to start working on this Nordic collaboration to evaluate and improve implementation of personal eHealth services in the Nordic countries, and beyond. We have partners in 5 countries; Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, and USA. When we wrote the funding application, we had no idea that a pandemicContinue reading “NORDeHEALTH kicking it off!”