About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 53.2 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported that they were offered online access to their medical record by a health care provider or insurer in 2017

Target: 63.0 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over that report that they have been offered online access to their medical record by a health care provider or insurer.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.20.
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Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.2. This method was used because there are a number of activities underway designed to promote individuals' access and use of online medical records. Therefore, the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts set a more ambitious yet achievable target for this objective.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objective HC/HIT-10 in that objective HC/HIT-10 used data from the National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS - formerly a supplement of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey) to track office-based medical practices using electronic health records (EHRs), while this objective uses data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to track persons offered access to their online medical records by a health care provider or insurer. Currently, EHR adoption is near universal but the proportion of individuals who have access to this information lags behind.

Footnotes

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Effect size h=0.2 was chosen to correspond with 20% improvement from a baseline of 50%.