Studies are showing that patients are more willing to share issues or questions they normally find embarrassing to talk about when they submit the information via an app, as opposed to face-to-face with a provider. Patients reported that they like apps because no matter what issue they have or what they’ve done in the past, there was no judgment.
These apps offer researchers and organizations a rich set of detailed data that can be used in the future for population health management. Researchers have already found that patients’ information recorded in apps or online is more reliable than paper questionnaires or attempted recollections of symptoms during an office visit. MyChart helps providers deliver online documentation tools for patients so that they can enter info in a way that’s comfortable for them.
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