As health centers move towards 2011, facilities like Jefferson Parish and Daughters of Charity are moving toward Meaningful Use compliance by implementing a Patient Portal which address 15 of the 25 measures for Meaningful Use qualification. Listed below are a short list of measures:
Electronic Copy of Health Information, upon request
Computerized Order Entry
Maintain Activate Medication List
By beginning with a Patient portal and collaborating with a Health Center’s EMR provider. This provides the visibility into the work flow issues that must be addressed when working to meet meaningful use requirements like:
Educating the patient on accessing the system
Creating patient communication mailbox with access for the appropriate teams
This definitely adds to job responsibilities for the patient intake department which must be planned to ensure successful integration.