A recent study surveyed active portal users to find out how well patients understand the data and test results released to them through portals.
Several of the challenges relate to key health information management initiatives, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and patient engagement.
Involving patients in the management of their health (patient engagement) encourages greater patient participation in care.
AHIMA just released its Patient Portal Toolkit, a follow up to the 2015 Practice Brief, “The Implementation and Management of Patient Portals.”
As a recent initiative, a growing number of healthcare organizations are turning to OpenNotes as a strategy for addressing patient engagement shortcomings in the US healthcare system.