FEATURE ARTICLESElectronic Personal Health Record Use Among Nurses in the Nursing Informatics CommunityGARTRELL, KYUNGSOOK PhD, RN; TRINKOFF, ALISON M. ScD, RN, FAAN; STORR, CARLA L. ScD; WILSON, MARISA L. DNSc, CPHIMS, RN-BCAuthor Information Author Affiliations: National Institutes of Health/National Library Medicine/Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (Dr Gartrell); School of Nursing, University of Maryland (Drs Trinkoff and Storr); and School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University (Dr Wilson), Baltimore, MD. This work was supported by the American Nursing Informatics Association Scholarship Award and by the University of Maryland School of Nursing. The authors are responsible for the writing and content of this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the National Institutes of Health. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Kyungsook Gartrell, PhD, RN, National Institutes of Health, Bldg 10, Room 6-2551, 10 Center Dr, MSC 1504, Bethesda, MD 20892 (email@example.com). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: July 2015 - Volume 33 - Issue 7 - p 306-314 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000163 Buy Metrics Abstract An electronic personal health record is a patient-centric tool that enables patients to securely access, manage, and share their health information with healthcare providers. It is presumed the nursing informatics community would be early adopters of electronic personal health record, yet no studies have been identified that examine the personal adoption of electronic personal health record’s for their own healthcare. For this study, we sampled nurse members of the American Medical Informatics Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society with 183 responding. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to identify those factors associated with electronic personal health record use. Overall, 72% were electronic personal health record users. Users tended to be older (aged >50 years), be more highly educated (72% master’s or doctoral degrees), and hold positions as clinical informatics specialists or chief nursing informatics officers. Those whose healthcare providers used electronic health records were significantly more likely to use electronic personal health records (odds ratio, 5.99; 95% confidence interval, 1.40–25.61). Electronic personal health record users were significantly less concerned about privacy of health information online than nonusers (odds ratio, 0.32; 95% confidence interval, 0.14–0.70) adjusted for ethnicity, race, and practice region. Informatics nurses, with their patient-centered view of technology, are in prime position to influence development of electronic personal health records. Our findings can inform policy efforts to encourage informatics and other professional nursing groups to become leaders and users of electronic personal health record; such use could help them endorse and engage patients to use electronic personal health records. Having champions with expertise in and enthusiasm for the new technology can promote the adoptionof electronic personal health records among healthcare providers as well as their patients. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.