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June 12, 2013  2:53 PM

Patient portal messaging systems may help reduce malpractice liability

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIPAA Compliance, malpractice, patient engagement, patient portal

Never mind the likely HIPAA violations that will occur when physicians and nurses start using their smartphones and iPads to message each other about patients, or worse yet, messaging patients directly  over such non-secure channels: It could also be ratcheting up your malpractice risk.

October 9, 2012  12:04 PM

OpenNotes study highlights enthusiasm for patient portal engagement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR billing, patient engagement, patient portal, remote patient monitoring

Access to electronic doctors' notes make patients more likely to take medications appropriately, have a better understanding of their medical issues and feel more in control of their health care, as evidenced by the...

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August 24, 2011  11:59 AM

AAFP patient portal service for small physicians goes live

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
AAFP, AHRQ, CAHPS, patient portal, quality reporting

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Small practices across the country face many challenges in meeting meaningful use requirements. Separated from large hospitals or research institutions, these...


July 21, 2011  1:09 PM

Understanding the human factors in consumer health IT

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
consumer health IT, health IT usability, patient portal

As a relatively healthy individual, I have little use for consumer health IT devices or applications. However, when I received an invitation to sign into the patient portal offered by my health care provider -- a system called Patient Gateway -- I was excited to log in and check out my health...


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