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patient portal

A domain in an electronic health record that allows patients to access their records or communicate with their health care providers.
See also: portal
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The importance of family support was also highlighted in a recent review paper on older adults and patient portals written by a University of Washington team and published in the journal Medical Informatics.
Adding these types of resources to the patient portal also helps drive the patient to use the portal and may help improve outcomes.
"Patient portals are a culture change for patients.
Heywood Hospital will be hosting free community education session on their patient portal from 8 to 9 a.m.
September 12, 2012, marked the one-year anniversary of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) (http://www.allianceni.org/) pledge to support the ONC's Consumer e-Health Program."As nurses are the most-trusted health professionals and have a long history of patient advocacy, we expect to have a significant impact on patient participation in Health IT and increase the use of Personal Health Records and Patient Portals from the 10% seen today to over 25% in the next 2 years." ANI, representing 30 organizations and over 5,000 nurses, is part of a broader ONC pledge community of over 340 organizations.
The first, targeted toward "those who manage or maintain individually identifiable health data (e.g., providers, hospitals, payers, retail pharmacies)," is as follows: "We pledge to make it easier for individuals and their caregivers to have secure, timely, and electronic access to their health information." Suggestions for this pledge include allowing consumers access to personal health information, for example, from a patient portal, or encouraging staff to take a leadership role in promoting access to health information so that consumers can more actively participate in their health care decisions.
Life Technologies noted that it had recently acquired Navigenics Incorporated with its physician and patient portal. The company added that the acquisitions are expected to be USD0.02 (EUR0.016) dilutive to its 2012 earnings and USD0.05 dilutive in 2013.
"By developing consumer personalized medicine toots such as our patient portal and utilizing social media, we can create better outcomes through personalization and support for adherence, says John Doulis, M.D., assistant vice chancellor, health affairs, and chief operating officer of the Informatics Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.
One cost-effective alternative is to install a patient portal, a web-based application that allows patients to interact with their providers.
The seminar also will feature information on MyMercy, the patient portal that will be available from St.
Used in conjunction with HCI's InnovaTV Patient Portal, patients can gain access to surveys, gift shop, and food ordering.
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