This study discloses the characteristics of patients using self-scheduled online patient portal screening mammography.

A study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2021 Annual Meeting found that racial ethnic minorities, and patients with low socioeconomic status, lower access to broadband internet or limited English proficiency were less likely to use a patient-portal self-scheduling pathway for screening mammograms.

“Understanding the factors associated with patient use of technology and patient portals for access to care can guide interventions to bridge the existing digital divide and promote health equity in radiology,” the authors wrote.

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