With high-deductible health plans and a greater push for personal responsibility, many patients are interested in engaging more closely with their physicians and other health care professionals. Meaningful use requirements and other value-based programs have physicians using electronic communication tools to share information with their patients.
A lot of confusion remains in the marketplace about existing tools, including how best to implement them and effectively use them when communicating with patients.
TMA's Ad Hoc Committee on Health Information Technology recently put its stamp of approval on a new TMA white paper that helps clear the confusion: "Electronic Patient Engagement Tools: A Guide for Physicians."
Take a few minutes to read the white paper and review the various tools available, as well as sample documents to help you integrate these electronic tools in your workflow.
Questions about electronic tools for patient engagement or other health technology questions can be directed to TMA's Health Information Technology Department by email or by calling (800) 880-5720.
Action, Feb. 16, 2016
Last Updated On
March 08, 2016