A great article written by Vivify Health CEO, Eric Rock, published today on Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report…

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/when-you-build-it-and-they-don-t-come-why-remote-patient-monitoring-completes-the-patient-engagement-circuit.html

“When patient portals were first mandated under Meaningful Use (MU), the idea was to facilitate two-way communication between providers and patients. They got it half right.

The portals were built, providers began placing patient information (such as visit and test results) in them, and they encouraged their patients to sign up for them. According to a 2017 report from the Government Accountability Office, 88 percent of hospitals and 87 percent of other professional healthcare providers had created online portals for patients to access their own health data.

The problem is, just 15 percent of hospital patients and 30 percent of non-hospital patients actually use these portals. And even when they do, they mostly use it passively, to receive information from physicians; they rarely use it to communicate back so they can become actively engaged in their own care.”…

To learn more, read the full article on Becker’s…

 

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