Most Patients Want Access to Their Medical Images
A new survey finds that patients are eager to use web portals to download and share medical images and radiology reports with their physicians — a tool that could be valuable not just to patients, but for radiologists as well.
Web portals, or patient portals, are also tools the government is pushing providers to adopt. Last September, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology stipulated that patient engagement via a patient portal was a requirement under meaningful use stage 2 requirements, which give providers incentives for adopting electronic health records.
Originally posted 2013-07-16 13:58:57.