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UMSON Grant (5/11/2018) PDF Email



 SeniorNet Community,





Last year the University of Maryland School of Nursing, (UMSON) shared a valuable educational study - grant with SeniorNet. The grant included an Interactive Patient Portal eLearning Program developed by researchers from UMSON and Johns Hopkins University.

Participants were "paid to learn" how to engage and use the Patient Portal, (a secure online tool that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to their personal health information). Modules:

  • sending secure emails to health care providers
  • viewing lab results and medications
  • requesting medication renewals
  • making medical appointments
  • giving family members and caregivers access to assist with care

Education also included on-line peer group discussions and a dedicated hot line hosted by the professional staff at UMSON. Participants shared their experiences through testimonials which were included in our newsletters.

UMSON is now granting SeniorNet their Interactive Patient Portal eLearning Program (education modules and videos). This program will be included in our curriculum data base for all SeniorNet centers.

The results from the study will be published and undoubtedly help millions of seniors and their caregivers across the United States.

We thank the distinguished Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RD, FAAN and the University of Maryland School of Nursing for collaborating and their long-time support of our mission. We are very fortunate and grateful to have benefactors like UMSON.


Click here to see letter from University of Maryland School of Nursing



Thank you,


Leslie M. Smith

President & CEO


We appreciate your support to our mission. Teaching computer skills, mobile devices, applications and the latest technology to Seniors, Veterans, Disenfranchised and the Physically Challenged.










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