Flu vaccination rates up with use of online health management tool

Use of a web-based health management system helped to boost preventive health measures by patients, such as getting flu vaccinations, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association finds. The study examined use of a personally controlled health management system (PCHMS) known as Healthy.me by roughly 370 students and staff at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Those using the system were 6.7 percent more likely to have received a flu vaccination and 11.6 percent more likely to have visited a health service provider than those that did not use the system, according to the researchers. Abstract

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