Social Determinants of Health & Patient Portal Adoption: What You Need to Know

In recent years, healthcare practices and providers have focused on ensuring fair and equitable access to care for every individual. Countless disparities have come to light, emphasizing the need for better health equity across various patient populations due to  social determinants of health (SDOH). 

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How to Get a NextGen Certification

Each year, countless healthcare professionals pursue NextGen certifications in one or more of the electronic health record (EHR) vendor’s solutions. Earning a NextGen certification is a great way to demonstrate your proficiency in using their solutions, work more efficiently, and better serve your patients. 

Whether you’re considering becoming a NextGen Certified Professional (NCP) yourself or it was recommended by your employer, chances are you have questions about the following:

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4 Solutions Your EHR's Patient Portal Should Offer

Electronic health records (EHRs) arm healthcare practices with a method to digitally document and track the care they provide. 

However, in more recent years, EHR providers have started adapting their software and looking for ways to incorporate patient engagement tools that enhance their product offering and deliver greater support to patients. Despite their newfound focus on patient engagement, many EHR vendors miss the mark when it comes to actually engaging patients. This can ultimately result in healthcare practices like yours, that may be concerned with failing to meet modern consumer expectations, switching EHRs to provide their patients with a better, more user-friendly digital experience.

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Why Your Patient Portal Needs to Offer a Great User Experience

Today’s healthcare consumers expect seamless digital experiences, your patients included. Healthcare practices aim to deliver patient-centered care and align with modern consumer expectations, but doing so requires arming patients with the tools and resources they need—which starts with the patient portal.

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How to Vet Patient Portal Companies Before You Decide

The patient portal has become a mainstay in healthcare today. More than 90 percent of healthcare practices offer patient portal access to their patients, recognizing countless benefits—from increasing workflow efficiencies and improving transparency to empowering patients to take a more active role in their own care.

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How a Patient Engagement Technology Can Promote Practice Growth

Achieving positive patient outcomes is the number one goal for healthcare practices. Amid ever-evolving consumer expectations, rapid technological advancements, and the shift from volume-based to value-based care, attaining healthy outcomes has become an even higher priority.

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Is Your Patient Portal Built for Your Patient’s Convenience?

These days, nearly every healthcare practice uses some type of portal to engage patients and improve health outcomes. A recent survey revealed that 90 percent of healthcare organizations offer portal access to their patients. However, despite this widespread adoption, the same survey found that less than one-third of patients actively use the portal available to them.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing a New Patient Portal

Patient portals have become a staple of the modern healthcare experience. The benefits speak for themselves: Patient portals lead to better efficiency, engagement, satisfaction, and health outcomes.

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How to Analyze (and Simplify) Your Healthcare Technology Stack

As it turns out, there can be too much of a good thing. Technology has transformed the healthcare industry, allowing providers to reduce treatment costs, work more efficiently, and improve patient outcomes. However, the rapid acceleration of the healthcare tech industry has resulted in a number of different tools that providers need access to keep up in the modern age.

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5 Signs Your Practice Is in Need of New Patient-Engagement Software

A strategy for engaging patients is no longer a “nice-to-have” offering for your practice—it’s a necessity. Studies have repeatedly shown that strong patient engagement results in better outcomes, decreased costs, and improved quality of life overall. 

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