The patient portal is a secure online website that allows patients access their personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. The iSmart patient panel is an integral module of the iSmart EHR system.
To enter the portal a patient must use a secure username and password generated by his/her medical provider during the visit. Using the portal patients can view health information such as: Problems, Medications, Allergies, Laboratory results, etc.
In addition, the iSmart portal application allows patients to interact in some way with health care providers. For example, a patient can request an amendment on demographic data if there is any inaccuracy. The patient portal also allows patients to communicate directly with healthcare providers by sending/receiving intranet messages. Also, patients can view their appointments and send a request to doctor to schedule a visit.
The application is also a key tool to help physicians meet “advancing care information” or “meaningful use” requirements in order to avoid penalties or get positive payment adjustment.
Overall, the iSmart patient panel can enhance patient-provider and, most importantly, improve patient outcomes.