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Messages in patient portal help predict medication discontinuation

February 1, 2019

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Researchers say electronic communication between patients and providers via an online portal can indicate their potential for stopping therapy.

A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center analyzed messages sent over a 12-year period by more than 1,100 breast cancer patients prescribed hormone therapy at VUMC. The source of the de-identified electronic health record data for their study was the online patient portal My Health at Vanderbilt.

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