A study of Kaiser Permanente patients with diabetes over four years finds those using a patient portal to refill medications had higher adherence rates and improved cholesterol levels.
The study, published in the journal Medical Care, followed 17,760 diabetic patients receiving care in Kaisers Northern California division between January 2006 and December 2010. All the patients were registered users of the My Health Manager patient portal within Kaisers electronic health records suite of software, and had been prescribed medications to lower cholesterol.
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