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Utilization of the Electronic Medical Record to Evaluate Vaginal Atrophy, Sexual Dysfunction, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in a Geriatric Primary Care Population
Approved: June 2013
Grant Period: June 2013 – June 2015
Primary goals of this program include improving screening for postmenopausal vaginal atrophy and enhance treatment of symptoms by engaging patients through the electronic medical record and health information technology. The intervention will evaluate whether improving access to health information technology via enrolling in MyChart will help to improve diagnosis of vaginal atrophy, treatment adherence, and patient satisfaction with evaluation and treatment.
The program will evaluate the utility of the electronic record as a means of communication in the elderly population. It will identify differences between those who use the electronic records versus those who use only standard forms of physician communication, and will demonstrate if utilizing the electronic record improves outcomes. To observe these outcomes, there will be monitoring of the baseline screening and diagnosis of vaginal atrophy by PCPs and then continuous monitoring while patients are being actively