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Meaningful Use

Making the Most of Your Patient Portal

It's understandable that many of you are hesitant to implement a patient portal. But practices that have taken the plunge say the time and money spent implementing the new technology leads to big payoffs — and quickly. Here's how to select, implement, and market a portal that will appeal to your patients.

Meaningful Use

Smart use of your patient portal can not only help physicians meet meaningful use rules, but also foster better patient interactions.

The gap between having an EHR and meeting meaningful use is wide. Here are three tips to narrow the divide.

Recording family health history may be one of the easier meaningful-use objectives — because you likely already do it and due to an interesting loophole.

Physicians and medical practices that fail to participate in health information exchange could soon be at a disadvantage.

Measuring a return on investment for EHRs is not only key to showing the project paid off; it can also ensure ongoing success and adoption.

Providing your patients with useful clinical summaries to meet meaningful-use requirements might be trickier than you expect.

One of the new menu objectives for the Stage 2 rules of meaningful use stresses care coordination through recording electronic progress notes.

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