Mr. Jack Anderson (MSc Medical Science)
Mr. Jack has dedicated his life to improving access to modern technology, such as smartphones and data personalization algorithms offer the potential to make patient portals more person-centered and enabling.
PatientPortals.info is a website that helps patients to identify their characteristics, health literacy, and empowerment status, we can predict the importance people place on obtaining health information and their expectations regarding personal health care when using patient portals.
In its simplest form, a patient portal is a secure extension of an institution’s electronic medical record (EMR) that patients can use. It lets patients see some or all of their personal health information (PHI) in the EMR. Most patients and doctors like patient portals, which have been linked to better patient engagement, empowerment, and satisfaction.
Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as:
- Recent doctor visits
- Discharge summaries
- Lab results
Some patient portals also allow you to:
- Securely message your doctor
- Check benefits and coverage
- Update contact information
- Make payments
- Request prescription refills
- Schedule non-urgent appointments
- Download and complete forms
- View educational materials
You can manage your own medical records and appointments if you have access to a patient portal. Time-saving patient portals also facilitate two-way communication between you and your doctor and support care between visits.