The Mayo survey results, announced at the HIMSS12 annual conference, were reported by Family Practice News Digital Network earlier this month (click here to read the FPN report).
In addition, the survey of 1,972 patients found that 61% were “very likely” and 30% “somewhat likely” to view their test results, when given the opportunity, prior to having a discussion about the result with their doctor. “These findings should be taken into consideration during website/portal development, as online access to personal medical information expands,” Dr. Mark Parkulo, an internist and chair of Mayo’s e-health policy work group, told Family Practice.
At Medivo, we are excited to be introducing the Medivo Monitor program that addresses this type of patient need, including providing a means to conveniently schedule lab appointments using Medivo’s online scheduling system and to review test results online just a few days after the lab visit. Medivo Monitor also enables patients to receive supplemental educational materials that help them with managing their health effectively. Physicians can contact Medivo to learn how they can enroll their patients into the program.