Practice Fusion’s electronic health record is built to make patient engagement easy. With our free cloud-based patient portal, patients have quick and easy access to scheduling, personal health records (PHR), care instructions, educational resources and more to empower them to be active participants in their care.
What is patient engagement?
Patient engagement means empowering patients with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and willingness to make the best decisions about their health.
Multiple studies1,2 in the United States and around the world demonstrate that high patient engagement leads to better health outcomes and lower costs for health care providers. Experts find that good patient engagement increases patient treatment adherence, lowers the need for treatment, and reduces healthcare costs by over 20%.3,4
Significantly improved health outcomes coupled with lowered costs has led some experts to dub patient engagement as “the blockbuster drug of the 21st century.5
Empower patients to actively participate in their care with our patient portal
Save time and money reaching new patients and automating administrative tasks
Access treatment plans and monitor adherence from anywhere
Fulfill Meaningful Use Patient Engagement Measures
- Hibbard JH, Greene J. What the evidence shows about patient activation: better health outcomes and care experiences; fewer data on costs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013;32(2):207-14.
- Greene J, Hibbard JH, Sacks R, Overton V, Parrotta CD. When patient activation levels change, health outcomes and costs change, too. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015;34(3):431-7.
- “Health Policy Brief: Patient Engagement,” Health Affairs, February 14, 2013.
- Oshima lee E, Emanuel EJ. Shared decision making to improve care and reduce costs. N Engl J Med. 2013;368(1):6-8.
- Dentzer S. Rx for the ‘blockbuster drug’ of patient engagement. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013;32(2):202.
- National Partnership for Women & Families. Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT. Washington, DC: 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.
- Accenture Newsroom: More than Forty Percent of U.S. Consumers Willing to Switch Physicians to Gain Online Access to Electronic Medical Records, According to Accenture Survey.