Web-based patient-provider portals have the ability to change the delivery of healthcare. Using these portals, patients interact with their providers within the comfort of their own home.
This allows for the expansion of healthcare beyond face-to-face visits, while still allowing patients to report symptoms directly to their providers. All this can happen before they even come in for their visit.
Providers review the reports through an electronic health record (EHR), and then make shared decisions with the patient about how to act. Patient-provider portals can also create tailored "educational prescriptions" by drawing from a library of online resources. This process can be user-friendly, empowering to patients, and ultimately improve patient-provider communication.
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