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Inpatient Portal Clusters: Identifying User Groups Based on Portal Features

This on-demand webinar does not offer CE credit.

Lead author Naleef Fareed and co-author Daniel Walker will discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Fareed N, et al. Inpatient portal clusters: identifying user groups based on portal features. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Jan 1;26(1):28-36. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy147.

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Naleef Fareed, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Core Faculty, CATALYST (Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics and Systems Thinking in Health Systems Research and Implementation Science)
College of Medicine, The Ohio State University,
Daniel M. Walker, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics
Catalyst, The Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking
The Ohio State University College of Medicine


Rui Duan, MS
University of Pennsylvania
Kelson Zawack
Yale University
Tiffany J. Callahan
Colorado University

Statement of Purpose

Inpatient portals (IPPs) have been developed for use on electronic tablets as part of the delivery of care during a patient’s hospital stay and offer a suite of features appropriate to the inpatient care process. IPPs have the potential to empower patients during hospitalization, a time during which they may feel acutely vulnerable to their health condition. As a result, IPPs are seen as transformative to the inpatient care experience.

Most research on patient portals focuses on the outpatient experience. It is important to study inpatient use of IPPs to understand who uses IPPs and how IPPs are used. Identifying and characterizing different groups of users may help providers and organizations to better communicate and work collaboratively with patients based on different portal use patterns.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Learning Objectives

The general learning objective for all of the JAMIA Journal Club webinars is that participants will

  • Use a critical appraisal process to assess article validity and to gauge article findings' relevance to practice

After this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Relate findings in this study to inpatient portal (IPP) design, IPP user instruction, and inpatient-care team communication

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Disclosures for this Activity

These faculty, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: 

JAMIA Journal Club Faculty: Naleef Fareed, Daniel M. Walker
JAMIA Journal Club planners: Michael Chiang, Kelson Zawack, Tiffany J. Callahan, Rui Duan
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein


Dates and Times: -
Type: Webinar
Course Format(s): On Demand