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Mobile First: Socio-Economics, Technology Usage and Chronic Disease Risk

Mobile First: Socio-Economics, Technology Usage and Chronic Disease Risk

The jury is in. ¬†Patient portals don’t work. Research shows that, despite spending tens or hundreds of millions of dollars on patient portals, some of the leading healthcare providers in the US have achieved very low levels of patient engagement using these technologies. ¬†Likewise, in Australia, the level of patient engagement with the My Health Record through the “consumer portal” has been minimal. Whilst the reasons for this are complex and multi-faceted, I’d like to focus on one of the…

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