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Blog posts tagged with patient portal

  • Meaningful Use Stage 3 drives more flexibility in how patients access data

    Tina Joros
    October 27, 2016

    Patient portals are essential communication tools for many providers and patients today. For example, more than 9.3 million patients have accounts through the Allscripts FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform. But a recent Nielsen survey found that the majority of Americans are not using digital technology to access their physicians – which is unlike how we approach other aspects of our lives, such as banking or making travel arrangements. Read more…

  • 18 tips for patient portal success

    Martha Thorne
    November 10, 2015

    There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to patient engagement. Teams have to design a game plan with tactics that work best for their organizations. Clients have shared what’s worked for them, and we’ve compiled a list of some of their most creative and successful ideas: Read more…

  • How Clinics of North Texas will achieve 50% patient portal timely access

    Martha Thorne
    October 20, 2015

    There is no magic bullet when it comes to engaging patients to use a patient portal – rather, a magic buckshot. No one understands this better than Clinics of North Texas (Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.A.), which has invited 55% of its patients in 2015 to join the Allscripts FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform. Clinics of North Texas Chief Information Officer Melissa Huff and Clinical Trainer Trudi Pittman shared their Read more…

  • Excela Health teamwork leads to patient portal success

    Martha Thorne
    October 13, 2015

    Excela Health (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) prioritizes a positive patient experience. Combining teamwork with its patient-centric philosophy helped the organization succeed with Allscripts FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform, branded ExcelaHealth.Me. Since launching the portal in January 2014, Excela Health has enrolled 20,000 patients and adds more than 1,500 new accounts each month. It has also exceeded the Meaningful Use requirement for more than 5% Read more…

  • How a rural health system enrolled one-third of its patients in a portal

    Martha Thorne
    September 15, 2015

    During our annual Population Health University user group meeting, Holzer Health System Director of Communications Kevin Waller shared how his organization is successfully engaging patients with Allscripts FollowMyHealth®, tripling enrollment to more than 12,000 patients within one year. Engaging Patients with FollowMyHealth: Holzer Health System (Gallipolis, Ohio, U.S.A.) is a multi-disciplinary healthcare system, with 15 ambulatory locations throughout southern Ohio and western West Virginia, and two hospitals with 287 beds. Read more…

  • eNewsletter application boosts patient portal engagement

    Tina Joros
    April 30, 2015

    A recent HIMSS Analytics survey found that patient engagement is top of mind for 72% of health IT leaders. Every stage of Meaningful Use requires some form of patient engagement. Many practices and hospitals are engaging patients in their own health through patient portals. But getting patients to activate and actually use them continues to be a challenge. Practices that communicate more effectively with their patients can achieve higher portal engagement success. One option that has proven effective is HealthBanks eNewsletter, an Allscripts-certified application Read more…

  • 3 ways to take patient engagement to new heights

    John Pacione
    February 12, 2015

    Patient engagement is essential to improving care, but it can be a tough climb. For example, U.S. clients often note the most challenging government incentive measures are the ones that require patient response. Health First (Brevard County, Florida, U.S.A.) recognized the importance of genuine patient engagement, including millions of dollars in potential Meaningful Use incentives. Below, Health First shares how – within just a few short weeks – it achieved 52.6% of patients with online access and encouraged 6.8% of patients to view information electronically. Read more…

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