2018 April JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

April 12, 2018
3:00PM
4:00PM
EST
Fee: 
Free for AMIA members and students of Academic Forum member institutions; Others: $50
Presenters: 
Traber D. Giardina, PhD, MSW

Patient perceptions of receiving test results via online portals: a mixed-methods study

Lead author Traber D. Giardina will discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Giardina TD, Baldwin J, Nystrom DT, et al. Patient perceptions of receiving test results via online portals: a mixed-methods study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Dec 12. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx140. [Epub ahead of print] 

Presenter

Traber D. Giardina, PhD, MSW
Baylor College of Medicine
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Houston Center for Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness & Safety
Houston, TX

Dr. Giardina is a health services researcher and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Her work focuses on patients’ experiences of medical errors and exploring the use of health IT to improve patient engagement in safety.

Format

  • 40-minute discussion between the authors and the JAMIA Student Editorial Board moderators including salient features of the published study and its potential impact on practice.
  • 20-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools.

Interactive/Evaluations

  • Follow @AMIAinformatics and #JAMIAJC for Journal Club information.
  • Participants also receive short feedback surveys to evaluate the JAMIA JC webinar.

Managers

JAMIA Journal Club managers are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:

Lucy Lu Wang, PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 


Bryan Steitz, PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN



Citation

The PubMed citation for the paper under discussion is:

Giardina TD, Baldwin J, Nystrom DT, et al. Patient perceptions of receiving test results via online portals: a mixed-methods study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Dec 12. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx140. [Epub ahead of print] 

Students who are not AMIA members, but whose academic institutions are members of the Academic Forum, are eligible for a complimentary JAMIA Journal Club registration. Please contact Susanne Arnold at susanne@amia.org for the discount code. In the email, please include: full name, Academic Department, and the primary Academic Forum representative of that Academic Department. Note that AMIA Student memberships are $50, which allow access to JAMIA, all JAMIA Journal Clubs, and other webinars of interest to the biomedical informatics community. 

Statement of Purpose

Little is known about patients’ understanding of results received via the patient portal, and access may not guarantee that patients know how to use the information. Thus, there is an emerging need to identify patients’ needs and preferences when viewing their test results to ensure that information is meaningful, useful, and actionable for patients.

Existing literature has found that patients—especially those with lower literacy and numeracy—have trouble identifying when values are out of range in standard test result tables. It is not clear that patients are always able to interpret the meaning of their test results. Currently there are no national test result notification and interface design standards or guidelines for patient portals. Patient portals lack interoperability and consistency in features and design across providers, which can frustrate patients and limit portal use.

The authors employed a mixed-methods study to explore patients’ experiences and preferences when accessing their test results via online portals to inform development of standards in this area.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Learning Objectives

After this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Summarize existing literature on patient access to test results via patient portals.
  • Examine patients’ experiences when accessing normal and abnormal test results online via a patient portal.
  • Identify possible patient portal improvements to enhance patient understanding of test results.

Faculty

Traber D. Giardina, PhD, MSW
Baylor College of Medicine
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Houston Center for Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness & Safety
Houston, TX

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Criteria for Successful Completion

Completion of this live activity is demonstrated by:

  • Viewing the live webinar
  • Optional submission of questions via webinar feature; option to follow @AMIAinformatics and tweet via #JAMIAJC
  • Completion of the evaluation survey emailed at the webinar's conclusion, and 
  • Verification of attendance through the participant's electronic report through the individual login to AMIA Central at www.amia.org. 

The physician participant will be able to generate a CME certificate through the AMIA automated system. 
For a certificate of completion, contact Pesha@amia.org.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest for 12 months prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis; undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.

Disclosures for this Activity

These faculty, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: 

JAMIA Journal Club Faculty: Traber D. Giardina
JAMIA Journal Club planners: Bryan Steitz, Lucy Lu Wang
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein
JAMIA Student Editorial Board Advisor: Michael Chiang

Instructions for Claiming CME/CE Credit

CME site (MyAMIA) works best with IE 8 or above version, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

  • Login to your account at amia.org; in upper right hand corner, click on AMIA Central
  • Go to “My Events" under Membership/Activities
  • Click “Apply for Credits" for this webinar
  • Follow the instructions on the Credit Registration page. Be sure both drop-down menus say “physician”
  • To print out your certificate, go to "My CME/CE Credits" under Membership/Activities.
  • Physicians will be able to print out or save their CME certificates.
  • Other attendees: if you require a certificate of participation, please contact pesha@amia.org

Contact Info

For questions about content or CE, email Pesha@amia.org. For questions about webinar access, email Susanne@amia.org