By Pramila Srinivasan PhD – Patients have not been incentivized to play an active role in their health management. Today three in five people were offered and accessed their online record or patient portal last year, which was a 50% increase over 2020.Read More
By Darya Efimova – In 2018, the healthcare industry saw an upsurge in patient portal adoption, with about 90% of providers deploying these tools, according to a report by MGMA. Though the tools are seen as an unbeatable advantage for patients, they are just as important for medical professionals. However, this point often goes unnoticed.
By Ed Simcox – As a parent, I know how important it is to have access to my daughters’ immunization records. Recently, I had the very common experience of needing immunization records for their schools.
By David Sawin – Missed appointments are one of those not-so-obvious ways hospitals are losing money each year. The reported cost is an astonishing $150 billion dollars per year in missed revenue.
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By Rebecca Brunelle – Adopting even the best patient portal platform and patient engagement mobile app can be a challenge for many medical practices, both in terms of getting staff on board with the new software and encouraging patients to use it.
By Lana Moriarty – Melissa Crawford is a mother from Concord, NH. Her two year old daughter, Ava, has a congenital heart defect and was recently diagnosed with epilepsy. Melissa loves Ava’s physician’s patient portal since it allows her to easily book appointments and refill Ava’s medications online.
By Rebecca Brunelle CPNP – Patient engagement is a necessary element for the achievement of better quality of care and it is a critical component of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to focus on quality of care.
By Lana Moriarty & Linda Harris – The ONC Patient Engagement (PE) Playbook was created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help healthcare professionals use health information technology (health IT) to provide better care to patients.