Changing Care Experience
I believe the patient portal has changed the patient experience. Imagine getting all your laboratory, radiology, ancillary results and clinical summary on your smart phone. It’s here and has been increasingly adopted as all of the healthcare organizations implement EMR and meet meaningful use requirements. The patients are now part of the process and can review their results and their information rather than waiting until they need to get their records released before having access to this information. In the future more and more we will be seeing the functionality of these portals expand and allow the patient to truly participate in their care. I have heard from several patients that when they are referred to a specialist many times they request records prior to the patient’s arrival. Invariably the patient goes to the specialist and the records have not arrived. We as providers of this technology must promote and continue to expand and offer new functionality.
Real-time Predictive Analysis Supports Clinicians in Early Detection of Diseases
When dealing with real-time predictive analysis the more comprehensive the data set is the higher the probability of the systems to generate early detection of diseases and other key metrics in disease management.