Integrating Targeted MedlinePlus Health Prescriptions Into Clinic Practice Workflow
The specific aim of this proposed project is to implement a standard process for integrating MedlinePlus health information prescriptions into the clinic workflow.
Hypothesis 1: Individuals in the intervention group who receive tailored email health information with provider selected MedlinePlus links and added commentary for patient specific conditions will be more likely to seek information / use MedlinePlus compared with individuals in the control group.
Hypothesis 2: Individuals in the intervention group who receive tailored email health information with provider selected MedlinePlus links and added commentary for patient specific conditions will be more satisfied with the information received compared with individuals in the control group.
|Allergic Rhinitis Asthma Back Pain Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Bursitis Depression Anxiety Diabetes Mellitus Esophageal Reflux HIV Infections Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Obesity Osteoporosis (Senile) Shoulder Pain Sinusitis Symptomatic Menopause Urinary Incontinence Urinary Tract Infection Vaginitis||Other: Health Information Prescription|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
|Official Title:||Integrating Targeted MedlinePlus Health Prescriptions Into Clinic Practice Workflow|
- health information experiences of the patient [ Time Frame: approximately one week following clinic appointment ]
- clinician feedback on the health information prescription process [ Time Frame: midpoint and conclusion of the study ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Survey
Control group participants are sent a survey within one week of clinic visit
Experimental: Health Information Prescription
Health Information Prescription is emailed to participants within 24 hours of clinic visit.
Other: Health Information Prescription
The patient education materials will consist of approximately 21 topics representing some of the most common conditions seen at the Fairview Internal Medicine Clinic. Twenty-one e-mails, one per topic, will be created by Fairview physicians to be distributed to selected clinic patients. There will be a standard e-mail for each condition with a specific link to MedlinePlus. To create the targeted health information topic email, the physician will review the information available at MedlinePlus. The physician will then select several links of appropriate information and, using the template, will write a short annotation on each link.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00634608
|United States, Missouri|
|University of Missouri, Department of Internal Medicine|
|Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65211|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert Hodge, MD||University of Missouri-Columbia|