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Interface is an open-access journal featuring both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles, published by the Berglund Center for Internet Studies at Pacific University. It has been published since 2001, and has produced hundreds of articles on the impact of the Internet, with a strong commitment to providing articles for both scholarly and popular audiences.

We are interested in articles dealing with the Internet’s effect on areas, including (but not limited to): economics, business, politics, education, literature, philosophy, health care, and international conflict.

In the spirit of reaching a broad audience, Interface has two different submission tracks: first, a process designed for articles by professionals that will undergo peer review; and second, articles for authors seeking publication without peer review, aimed at a more general audience.

 

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Provider and Recipient Perceptions and Utilization of Email in Healthcare

By Susan Glinka, PhD Candidate at Pacific University

Abstract

This study examines patient-provider email communication. Digital communication has changed the way people communicate but there is slow implementation of electronic communication in healthcare. A sample of 110 individuals was surveyed regarding their perceptions and utilization of electronic communication in healthcare. The current study found that 5.6% of healthcare providers contact recipients via email. The results show that 76% recipient participants feel positively toward email communication in healthcare; but only 44% of the healthcare providers feel positively toward provider-patient email communication. Finally the primary concerns surrounding electronic communication in healthcare are legal and privacy issues.

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