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Aspiring to Awesome- Patient Preference Privacy Selections in EMR

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2013 by Indiana University
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First received: May 15, 2013
Last updated: May 22, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

Health information technology, including health information exchange, offers the potential to improve care by providing an integrated view of relevant, integrated patient information from multiple health care providers practicing in multiple sites. However, realizing that potential can be difficult, particularly with respect sensitive information. Increasingly, patients, patient advocate groups, and even the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are pushing for patients to have more granular control over specifically who can see what personal health information (PHI) in their electronic health records (EHRs).

This will be a demonstration project aimed at showing the initial feasibility a system allowing patient controls on their EHR data system, Advanced Data Access Control (ADAC). Because of the exploratory nature of the research, the investigators do not have specific hypotheses. The investigators hope that this demonstration and feasibility project will lead to more extensive prospective evaluations of ADAC and other tools for enhancing patient control over access to their EHRs.

Condition Intervention
Patient Preference
Other: Patient preferences

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Aspiring to Awesome- Patient Preference Privacy Selections in EMR

Further study details as provided by Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Providers impressions of the patients having granular control of their EHR record [ Time Frame: 6 month study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Providers will be surveyed on their impression of providing patients the ability to control aspects of their own EHR.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patients impression of preference selection [ Time Frame: 6 month study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients' impressions of the process for obtaining their preferences and the use of that information to control who sees what information in their electronic medical record.

Estimated Enrollment: 136
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patient preferences
Each patient subject will use an online program to record their preferences what each of their providers can see. The electronic medical record (EMR) will then apply them to data displays.
Other: Patient preferences
Software for recording patients' preferences for which providers see which parts of their EMRs, and EMR software for restricting access to data based on patients' preferences.
patients who have visited their primary care physician at least 5 times in the previous 1 year.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Primary Care Clinic


Inclusion Criteria:

  • all personnel of all types practicing in General Medicine Clinic, both Firms A and B, on the 4th floor of Wishard's Primary Care Center. For those physicians who agree to participate, we will recruit 10 patients who have visited their primary care physician at least 5 times in the previous 1 year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • will be lack of English fluency and inability to communicate due to physiologic or cognitive difficulties.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01862133

Contact: William Tierney, MD 317-630-7660
Contact: Amy Byrket 765-423-5597

United States, Indiana
Wishard Health Services, Primary Care Center Not yet recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Contact: Peter Schwartz, MD    317-692-2323      
Sub-Investigator: Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University
Principal Investigator: William Tierney, MD Indiana University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Indiana University Identifier: NCT01862133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CFDA# 93.719
Study First Received: May 15, 2013
Last Updated: May 22, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
Electronic Health Record
Health Information Technology
Patient Privacy
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