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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.

Patient Portals

Your medical practice's patient portal is not a "field of dreams." Just because you build it, doesn’t guarantee that people will come.

What you communicate to patients should also consider how you reach them. And with the variety of messaging available, there is also varying patient preference.

There are four good reasons to consider an investment in online scheduling, including attracting new patients and retaining existing ones.

Patient portals aren’t just a cool marketing tool. In addition to helping a practice meet meaningful use, they are an important part of medical homes.

Patient portals and telemedicine can improve efficiency and patient access to care, but in-person interaction with providers should always be a top priority.

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

How to select, implement, and market a portal that will appeal to your patients.

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