Patient Portal 2.0: How HealthEast Gets Meaningful Engagement From a Patient Portal

Posted by Todd Smith, MD on Feb 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

By now it seems that every hospital has a patient portal. But is everyone—hospitals and patients alike—using them to their full potential? According to one survey, many patients still don’t know their providers offer portals. As providers, we also depend on getting patients to visit their portals to initiate patient-provider communication. When used well, portals help hospitals engage patients and meet Meaningful Use requirements. The challenge is in how to make good use of your patient portal.

HealthEast Care System was determined to use our portal to improve health outcomes through proactive, consistent health information that patients could access anywhere. Here’s how we did it.

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Topics: Meaningful Use, Value-Based Care, Improving Patient Outcomes, Guest Blog, Patient Engagement, Innovation

Want to Improve Health Outcomes? Start by Building Patient Confidence

Posted by Deirdre Wilson on Aug 11, 2015 2:00:00 PM

You’ve likely heard the adage, “Confidence breeds success.” It’s a saying that doesn’t only apply to goals and achievement. Confidence can also have a powerful influence on your health.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Meaningful Use, Improving Patient Outcomes

How Does an API Help My Hospital Prove Meaningful Use?

Posted by Betsy Weaver, Ed.D. on Apr 21, 2015 9:56:00 AM

WHAT'S AN API?

An API—or Application Program Interface—is a simple way to help your systems speak to each other and share data. APIs will become increasingly important as your hospital moves through the stages of Meaningful Use. But even if you're not there quite yet, here's what you need to know about APIs and how your hospital will use them in the future.

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Topics: Meaningful Use