Democratizing epilepsy care: Utility and usability of an electronic patient portal


Mary Fitzsimons Kevin Power Zita McCrea Rachel KierseyMaire White Brendan Dunleavy Sean O’Donoghue Veronica Lambert Norman Delanty Colin P Doherty 

Electronic patient portals (ePortals) can facilitate greater healthcare democratization by providing patients and/or their authorized care partners with secure access to their medical records when and where needed. Such democratization can promote effective healthcare provider-patient partnerships, shared decision-making, and greater patient engagement in managing their health condition. This study examined the usefulness of providing individualized services and care in epilepsy (PiSCES), an epilepsy ePortal, as an enabler of more democratized epilepsy care.


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