How Patient Portals Can Do Much More for Healthcare Quality and Costs – Part 1
DECEMBER 24, 2018
The implementation of Meaningful Use sent providers scrambling to implement patient portals to provide patients access to their health information — AND to reap the program’s financial incentives. And so only about 20 percent of patients actually use portals, Mary Pratt writes in Medical Economics, and lack of vision, poor design and insufficient functionality are big reasons. What is the point of a patient sending an inquiry if no one sees it?