ONC: Medical record downloads, patient portal use rise


Researchers from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found that 4 in 10 individuals accessed a patient portal last year, an increase of 13 percentage points from 2014, and 86% used a portal to check test results. The analysis also showed that approximately 33% of patients who used a patient portal in 2020 also downloaded their online medical records and nearly 40% used a smartphone app to access their health information.

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