Wolff J, Dukhanin V, Burgdorf J, et al. Shared Access to Patient Portals for Older Adults: Implications for Privacy and Digital Health Equity. JMIR Aging 2022;5(2):e34628 doi: 10.2196/34628
This viewpoint article discusses challenges and opportunities of systematic engagement of care partners through shared access to the patient portal that have been amplified in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and recent implementation of federal information blocking rules to promote information transparency alongside broader shifts toward care delivery innovation and population aging. We describe implementation considerations and the promise of granular, role-based privacy controls in addressing the nuanced and dynamic nature of individual information sharing preferences and fostering person- and family-centered care delivery.