Do Patient Portals, EHR Implementation Boost Patient Engagement?

Within the world of healthcare, patient engagement has evolved into a major goal across the industry. Patients and their caretakers need to be mindful of their overall health and wellness in order to put a dent in mortality rates and adverse health outcomes. How does EHR implementation and health IT come into the mix in better engaging patients with their overall health?

Patient Engagement Rises with Consumer EHR Satisfaction

The overwhelming majority of patients believe that electronic health records (EHRs) are useful for physicians and valuable for their care, according to a newly released survey by the National Partnership for Women and Families. Patients were more likely to rate EHRs as a positive development when they had online access to personal health information through a portal or if they could perform routine administrative tasks like making appointments through the internet. The survey illustrates the importance Read more [...]