The initial publication of this Cochrane review in 2012 showed that trials of email use for clinical communication were poorly conducted and that it was not possible to draw conclusions about the impact of email on important factors such as patient safety, impact on workload and patient satisfaction. We have commenced an update of this review to examine studies published more recently, to reflect the increased interest in this area. We hope to complete and publish the update by late 2017.
Led by Dr Helen Atherton
Research Fellow: Abi Eccles
Collaborators: Prof Azeem Majeed, Dr Mate Car, Imperial College London. Associate Prof Josip Car, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof Carl Heneghan, Dr Clare Goyder, University of Oxford.