Patient Portal Success Factors

The patient portal—whose hallmark is direct consumer access to a provider EHR—can build many bridges between physicians and the public they serve.

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Comments (3)
Patients use of a medical record portal is fantasy. The biggest use,as stated, is on social networks looking for information about certain diseases or ailments. Many of the doctors we work with have tried in vain to get better patient participation - using news letters, intersting facts, gving access to the lab reports - etc. The patients have a short-term interest at best relating - to their current health need. We even have difficulty with patients - in high-maintenance catagories sticking with regular use. It runs in cycles, and other than medical staff - the interest is not there as any form of regular logging on.
Posted by DENNIS G | Tuesday, April 17 2012 at 12:23PM ET
Let CMS build a database/portal and we can upload all visits. That way they and we can review all their health data. Also let CMS handle all the complaints when pt. can not figure out how to get in. Next advocates will want updates on Twitter!
Posted by mackley | Wednesday, October 03 2012 at 3:36PM ET
There's no doubt that patient portals vendors can make life easier for patients. I'm not sure why there's such resistance to this. Many portal vendors like www.Omedix.com and www.eclinicalworks.com have systems that are integrated and useful.
Posted by Jason B | Wednesday, October 24 2012 at 9:37AM ET
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