An "infobutton" for enabling patients to interpret on-line Pap smear reports.

Academic Article


  • We describe the development of a prototype application that would allow patients with little or no medical background to understand their Pap smear reports. This information button, or "infobutton", is attached to on-line text reports describing Pap smear results present in a medical record system intended for patient access (PatCIS). The infobutton application generates an explanation of terms present in the report and a list of questions related to the terms in the report, which link to publicly accessible resources on the Web.
  • Author List

  • Baorto DM; Cimino JJ
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