Using Patient Portals in Ambulatory Care Settings Fact Sheet

Patient portals can enhance patient-provider communication and enable patients to check test results, refill prescriptions, review their medical record, and view education materials. In addition, patient portals can simplify administrative tasks such as streamlining registration, scheduling appointments, and providing patient reminders. They also allow practices to generate electronic statements and facilitate online payments. 

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Practice Role
Health Care Mgmt - Practice Mgrs Admin
Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs, LPNs)
PSR, Schedulers, Front Desk, Med Secretaries
Audience
Providers & Professionals
Setting/Practice Type
FQHC or Community Health Center
Large Practice 11 or more
Small Practice 1 - 10
Specialty Practice
Resource Topics
Evaluation and Meaningful Use
Quality Improvement and Practice Transformation
EHR Steps
Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use
Rating
Content last reviewed on November 13, 2018