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Use of Electronic Patient Portals in Pregnancy: An Overview

Use of Electronic Patient Portals in Pregnancy: An Overview

Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 63(3): 335-339

Electronic patient portals are increasingly utilized in contemporary health care systems. Patient portal use has been found to be beneficial in multiple specialties, particularly in management of chronic diseases. However, there are disparities within portal use. For example, individuals who are racial and ethnic minorities and persons from lower socioeconomic status are less likely to enroll and use patient portals than non-Hispanic white persons and persons with higher socioeconomic status. Because portal use and, specifically, patient-provider secure messaging has been associated with favorable health outcomes, disparities in use of these portals could affect health outcomes. Electronic patient portal use by childbearing women has not been well studied, and data on portal use during pregnancy are limited. This article reviews the current literature regarding electronic patient portal use and highlights the need for further maternity care-focused research regarding this new avenue of care delivery during pregnancy.

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PMID: 29758124

DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12761

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