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- With an increase in and rapid development of health care applications, as well as electronic medical records and patient portals, patients have more access to health information than ever.
- Previous research has found an association between integration of electronic patient reported outcomes (ePROs) with increased survival for patients with metastatic cancer compared to usual care.
- Although greater access to health information as well as personal health records and patient portals can be shown to have positive effects on patient outcomes, the digital divide that is pervasive in the general population extends to oncology as well.
- This project aimed to determine the differences in patient interest in and usage of technology for health care amongst various demographics.
digital literacy, cancer, digital divide
Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology
Petok, MSW, MPH, A.; Garber, MSW, G.; Waldman, BA, L.; Leader, PhD, A.; Dicker, MD, PhD, A.; and Capparella, MSS, L., "Digital Literacy in an Urban Cancer Population: Who Are We Leaving Out?" (2018). Department of Medical Oncology Posters. 7.