Characteristics of Patient Portals Developed in the Context of Health Information Exchanges: Early Policy Effects of Incentives in the Meaningful Use Program in the United States

@inproceedings{OtteTrojel2014CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of Patient Portals Developed in the Context of Health Information Exchanges: Early Policy Effects of Incentives in the Meaningful Use Program in the United States},
  author={Terese Otte-Trojel and Antoinette de Bont and Joris van de Klundert and Thomas G. Rundall},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND In 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the United States launched the second stage of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, providing financial incentives to providers to meaningfully use their electronic health records to engage patients online. Patient portals are electronic means to engage patients by enabling secure access to personal medical records, communication with providers, various self-management tools, and administrative functionalities… CONTINUE READING
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