HC/HIT-5.2 Increase the proportion of persons who use the Internet to communicate with their health provider

National Data Source
Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS); National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
13.6 (2007)
Target
15.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who have used the Internet to communicate with their provider in the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who have used the Internet in the past 12 months.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

In the past 12 months, have you done the following things while using the Internet?

Used e-mail or the Internet to communicate with a doctor or a Doctor's office?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

Do you ever go on-line to access the Internet or World Wide Web, or to send and receive e-mail?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

HINTS is a biennial, cross-sectional survey of a nationally-representative sample of American adults that is used to assess the impact of the health information environment.