[INFOGRAPHIC] HIMSS 2013: The Need for Patient Access & Patient Portal Adoption

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Cristine Kao

Cristine Kao, Global Marketing Manager, Healthcare IT, Carestream

Patient engagement and patient portals continue to be a hot discussion topic wherever you look in the healthcare IT field. With HIMSS13 starting next week, there’s no better time and place than here and now—to stick with the event’s theme—to discuss these trends and why attention must be turned toward the patients.

In addition to meeting meaningful use requirements, the access that patients have to their medical records and their healthcare providers continues to show two major positives:

  • Patients are receiving better care from healthcare providers
  • Patients are taking a more invested interest in their own health

Based on the research we collected for the infographic in the slides below, which are available for download, we’re seeing that patients are gaining more access to their medical records, but a majority of healthcare providers still have a long way to go. Those health facilities that implement patient engagement technologies are seeing benefits, both on the patient satisfaction and financial fronts.

With our own MyVue portal, we’ve seen positive results from two trials we’ve conducted with Houston Medical Imaging and Ferrara Hospital in Italy. Simply put, patients enjoy being kept in the loop about their health, whether that involves their medical records or medical images. It is now up the healthcare industry to heed the patients’ requests for better healthcare access through technologies.


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