The Academy is involved in a new study looking at factors that increase the likelihood families will use patient portals to manage their child’s asthma symptoms and communicate with their primary care office electronically between visits.
The AAP electronic subnetwork of Pediatric Research in Office Settings (ePROS) is collaborating with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Center for Biomedical Informatics and PolicyLab to develop and test the online portal. Parents, caretakers and older youth will be able to track asthma symptoms and create goals for achieving symptom control.
Asthma is the most common chronic pediatric illness, affecting more than 7 million U.S. children. Patient portals are a promising tool to improve care and outcomes. However, the feasibility of using portals and the effect of use on clinical care across diverse pediatric practice settings have not been established.
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