Little published research exists about patients’ attitudes toward the use of patient portals as tools for clinical research. We used our patient portal to survey over 2100 active patients about their attitudes toward electronic, research-related communications. 87% of respondents said that they would be interested in receiving research recruiting messages through the portal, and approximately 45% of patients said that there should be no limits on the number of recruitment-related messages they receive. EHRs and patient portals are valuable tools that should be used to speed enrollment in clinical trials, and a large group of patients would like to see information on all applicable trials, without limits.

Learning Objective 1: Develop approaches for obtaining patient input into policies related to digital communications for research recruiting


Michael Cantor (Presenter)
NYU Langone Medical Center

Michael Mishik, NYU Langone Health

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