Patient engagement has been defined as “the extent to which patients take an active role in their health care” (1). In the digital age, patient engagement has taken on a new meaning. With the help of technology, patients are now able to be more involved in their health care than ever before.
There are many benefits to using a patient engagement platform, especially one that is HIPAA-compliant and offers EHR integration. A patient portal can offer numerous advantages like:
- Improved communication between patients and providers.
- Allows patients to view their medical records online.
- Headache-free scheduling of appointments.
- Direct messaging between patients and providers.