Though millions of U.S. veterans have registered for the My HealtheVet personal health record and patient portal developed by the Veterans Health Administration, opportunities are being missed for those with specific medical conditions that require intensive treatment and self-management.

That is the conclusion of a study just published online by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, which states that “little is known about how a patient’s health status may affect adoption and use of the personal health record.” The aim of the study was to characterize the reach of the VA personal health record by clinical condition.

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