In today's consumer-driven and regulation-heavy environment, there are financial, regulatory, and competitive imperatives for health organizations to promote patient engagement through user-friendly patient portal applications. In fact, the utilization of patient portals is a key exercise for satisfying meaningful use (MU) criteria in 2014.
Increase compliance and reduce costs by meeting patients where they are: online.
Although many health systems are beginning to adopt the PCMH model, they often struggle to produce enduring results. With the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) promotion of the PCMH as a tool for reshaping the delivery of healthcare, health systems are strategizing ways to provide patient-centered, value-based care through the PCMH model.
As a result of their expertise in caring for vulnerable and underserved populations, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are particularly well-equipped to deliver or coordinate primary care, diagnostic, and preventive clinical services for newly insured Medicaid patients.
Even with an abundance of evidence pointing to a long-term necessity for Web and mobile engagement, the decision to create a mobile app should not be made lightly.
Moving to a patient-centered care delivery model has implications for healthcare providers' infrastructure, technology, operations, facility design, as well as roles and responsibilities.
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