Document Type

Research Project

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Patient portals are no longer a thing of the past. The government has issued a mandate that all covered entities who are reimbursed under Medicare payments must implement patient portals as a part of the Meaningful Use initiative or suffer penalties. The objective of this study is to review the data to see if there is a decrease in the number of release of information (ROI) requests at facilities that have implemented patient portals. A survey was conducted to determine if there was any change in the number of ROI requests that facilities received prior to implementation of patient portal compared to ROI requests received after the implementation of patient portal. The response rate for the survey was very low, however, the information will still be valuable to the ROI professionals.