seven components of population health series

7 Components of Population Health Series: Patient Portal

Part V: Patient Portal


In a 2015 interview with Health Data Management, Bill Spooner, an independent healthcare IT consultant and retired CIO of Sharp HealthCare, listed seven key IT components that organizations must possess in order to effectively manage population health initiatives. “The components, taken together, give healthcare organizations a solid foundation in taking in patient data, storing it, organizing it and acting upon it.”

As an EHR vendor committed to making population health a reality, MEDITECH passes the test with flying colors! We’d like to show you how we fulfill these requirements, so we’re publishing a weekly article for each of the seven components. Here’s Part V:

The Fifth Component - Patient Portal
Bill Spooner says, “Patient portals have received a lot of attention as a requirement for achieving meaningful use of electronic health records. Portals can help bind patients to providers, since under accountable care, they can seek care outside of a provider’s network. Portals can help prove that a provider’s organization is the best game in town. If you make it convenient for them as possible, the portal creates that stickiness.”

How MEDITECH Qualifies
We believe empowerment is the key to healthier, more satisfied patients. Patients tend to agree - according to an EMR Impact Study, 82% of patients who use patient portals believe they receive better care. That’s why MEDITECH customers can provide patients with the tools they need to take charge of their care with our intuitive, easy-to-use Patient and Consumer Health Portal. 

With the Patient and Consumer Health Portal, patients can access visit history information from across the health system, schedule appointments, request prescription refills, and conveniently communicate with their provider, all on their own terms, from home or any location where they can use a web-enabled device. 

To learn more about how MEDITECH is making population health a reality, click here.

Missed how MEDITECH fulfills the previous requirements? Don’t worry, we’ve gathered previous articles from the series right here: