Patient Portals

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

As portals become more common, physicians should find ways to maximize their value and encourage patient use. Here are five ideas.

Getting your medical practice staff — and your patients — involved in the meaningful use process is important to successful attestation.

Don't let your EHR drag your medical practice down. Here's how physicians and staff members can learn to use the technology in smarter ways.

If physician leaders explain the benefits and uses of patient portals as a means of better efficiency, then all will quickly adopt it, including staff.

Patient engagement is about involving the patient in their own care. So use one of your key tech tools — your EHR — to help boost that involvement.

In order to thrive in the new healthcare environment, medical practices must take a proactive approach. Here are six key action items I recommend.

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.


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