Empowering your patients in their own healthcare is now more important than ever as we make the transition to value-based care. Your practice needs to be ready for Medicare reform well before the MACRA reporting period begins in 2017 – and patient engagement requirements are not going away. In order to accommodate evolving patient engagement demands, you’ll have to employ a suite of seamless, sophisticated tools to support patient engagement and benefit the welfare of both your practice and your patient population. The right user-friendly, state-of-the-art technology will help you satisfy regulatory requirements and improve patient outcomes. Here are some resources and information to help you find, navigate and optimize patient engagement tools that will make the difference.
When you optimize an intelligent, integrated patient portal and effectively educate your patients in using it, you create a win-win situation. You eliminate a lot of data entry for your staff, freeing up time for more important duties, and you give your patients more control and transparency in their health care. The right patient portal will enable patients to easily prepare for their appointments, view their balance, communicate with your practice, and have an overall convenient and positive user experience.
- Read everything you need to know about optimizing a patient portal in this e-book.
- Infographic: How a Patient Portal Should Save You Time and Money
- The YourHealthFile patient portal helps facilitate workflow and empowers your patients: Learn more about the MediTouch patient portal solution in this video.
Automated Appointment Reminders
An elegant system should enable flawless automated appointment reminders and online medical booking capabilities.
- Infographic: The Importance of Appointment Reminders
Online Medical Booking
Remember that achieving patient engagement among your patient population through population-based care management tools is an ongoing effort; it takes planning and some diligence. Success will come in the form of improved provider-patient relationships, more patient loyalty and positive payment adjustments.