There are a lot of reasons hospitals are embracing patient portals. And Stage 2 of Meaningful Use (MU), particularly the rule requiring hospitals to provide more than one-half of inpatient or emergency department patients with the ability to access admission information within 36 hours of discharge, is a certainly right up there.
But patient portals offer more benefits than just checking a box on a MU requirement.
That’s the focus of an article published in For the Record, the bi-weekly publication for the Health Information Management Association. Experts – including our own Ben Dillon – weigh in on the issue of effectively using patient portals to help patients take a more active role in managing their own healthcare.
The article, Patient Portals: A Window to Information details why portals appeal to patients and discusses how hospitals can market the availability of a portal, transforming MU requirements into a selling point.
Check out the article to learn more!