Patent Portals. PHRs, & On-line Decision-Support Tools Alone Will Noit Lead To Greater Patient Engagement

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Patient engagement is getting a lot of attention these days, particularly in the health information technology press. Anticipation of Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria is certainly is driving much of the “talk.” So too are the promises of improved patient outcomes and satisfaction associated with the adoption of patient engagement tools like EMRs, PHRs, web portals, and on-line decision support tools.


But if the mere availability of such health information technology was all there was to engagement…member use of health plan web portals, which have been around for years, would be a lot higher than they are now, e..g., often < 10% of members.

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