Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase proportion of adults who use information technology (IT) to track health care data or communicate with providers

Baseline: 80.0 percent of adults aged 18 years and over used IT to track healthcare data or communicate with providers in 2017

Target: 87.3 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

People who use information technology (IT) to keep track of their health information and talk with health care providers are more likely to have better health. There are disparities in use of IT for health care by income, age, and sex. Strategies to educate people about the use of IT for health care and increase internet access may help reduce these disparities and increase the use of IT for health care overall.