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Table 3 Student view on the utility level of Google Health in certain aspects

From: Personal health records in the preclinical medical curriculum: modeling student responses in a simple educational environment utilizing Google Health

Aspects Level of utility
  Minimum (1) Low (2) Medium (3) High (4) Maximum (5) Median Mode
Up-To-Date Medical Record 8(2.4%) 16(4.7%) 53(15.7%) 119(35.2%) 142(42%) 4 5
Accessibility To Patients 5(1.5%) 20(5.9%) 75(22.2%) 119(35.2%) 119(35.2%) 4 4*
Observing Health Trends 7(2.1%) 25(7.4%) 81(24%) 127(37.6%) 97(28.7%) 4 4
Emergency Situations 17(5%) 41(12.1%) 76(22.5%) 87(25.7%) 117(34.6%) 4 5
Patient-Physician Communication 11(3.3%) 39(11.5%) 86(25.4%) 110(32.5%) 92(27.2%) 4 4
  1. Student answers to the question: “As a future health professional, of how much utility would it be for healthcare the fact that a patient has a frequently updated Google Health profile in the following aspects?”.
  2. * The mode is 4 or 5.