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Shared Online Health Records for Patient Safety and Care

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Trial Conditions
  • Diabetes
What is the purpose of this trial?

The study uses a randomized, prospective cohort design to assess the impact of shared online health records on 1) patient safety, 2) health goal adherence and outcomes, 3) documentation of family history, and 4) barriers to the adoption of patient-physician communication technology. Hypothesis: the respective interventions will result in 1) improved patient safety 2) greater adherence to health care maintenance and chronic disease guidelines 3) more accurate documentation of family history 4) the identification of technology adoption enablers and barriers.

Date & Status


Who can Participate?


18 and older



Inclusion Criteria:

- All patients, who are enrolled in Patient Gateway, of physicians and practices
participating in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Any patients who are not enrolled in Patient Gateway or do not belong to a
participating practice.

Gender: Both
Steward Physician(s)
  • Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc
Trial Interventions
  • online health information journal
Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc

Other Information

Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Phase: N/A
Trial ID: NCT00251875
Volunteers:  Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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