patient portals

Fun with Online Scheduling

By William A. Hyman – I recently had the need to make an appointment with one of my specialists, of which I have an increasing number as I age. Going to the provider’s website I found the now familiar opportunity to schedule an appointment online.

Fun With Patient Notifications

By William Hyman – Now I’m being a patient. I visit my provider at a major medical center. I subsequently get a text message advising me to check my patient portal for updated information with a link that didn’t work. The portal is an AllScripts product which is also the EMR being used by my provider.

Patient Portals: Build Them Well and They Will Come

By D’Arcy Gue – Let’s face it, there will always be a segment of your patient population that just isn’t interested in using a patient portal. But with so much of life now conducted online, the good news is that robust design and usefulness will engage most patients.

How Millennials Are Impacting Healthcare IT

By Kerri Knippenberg – Millennials between the ages of 18 and 24 have been changing the norms as consumers. Nearly all business sectors have been affected by millennials because they are not sticking to traditional consumer trends. Below I highlighted 5 ways in which millennials are changing the world of healthcare:

Patient Portals: How to Balance Privacy and Engagement

By Angela Hunsberger – To meet Meaningful Use, you’ve either implemented a patient portal or plan to do so in the near future. Perhaps you’ve rolled out your portal with limited functionality but now plan to optimize the technology to increase both patient and staff engagement. Regardless of which stage of Meaningful Use you are in, you need to weigh the challenges of portal engagement and patient privacy.

EHNAC and DirectTrust to Conduct a Pilot

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, and DirectTrust, a non-profit trade alliance that advances secure, health information exchange via the Direct Protocol, announced they are developing an accreditation program for personal health record (PHR) and patient portal vendors.