Evaluating Medline Plus Connect 3
This additional funding will provide a secondary analysis of the data collected about My Chart use from the 2011-2012 project. The secondary analysis focuses on three research questions: The first research question addresses the influence of IFH?s primary care providers? suggestion for patients to use My Chart?s patient portal and search for information (in MedlinePlus.gov) though the MedlinePlus Connect link. The second research question addresses if My Chart users are likely to search for information on sensitive or potentially stigmatizing health topics (in MedlinePlus.gov) through the MedlinePlus Connect link. The third research question addresses if there are long-term trends in patient usage, such as the frequency of use of My Chart and MedlinePlus Connect, and to determine if an identifiable patient cohort of health information seekers can be identified.