Tag Archives: patient electronic access

Are local health departments ready to share medical information via patient portal?

As part of federal meaningful use, clinics are required to communicate with patients via a Patient portal. Engaging patients in their healthcare and sharing medical information via a patient portal is expected to improve outcomes. By logging into a web-based patient portal, patients can view select information such as allergies, medication list, problems list, and […]

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Do you qualify for Meaningful Use exclusions or hardships?

CMS offers exclusions and hardship exceptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2 when Broadband Internet is not available   Meaningful use stage 2 has several objectives that require the use of broadband internet; ePrescribing (eRx), Patient Electronic Access, Summary of Care, and Electronic Messaging. However, internet service is not always available to the patient, the facility, […]

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