The Next Step in OpenEMR Patient Portal

Date: 05.15.2013 | Zach Urbina">Zach Urbina

ZH Healthcare recently announced new features for the ZH OpenEMR Patient Portal that enhances communication between patients and physicians. Now patients have the option of becoming a partner with their physician, through the ability to upload various kinds of documents, such as their medical history and New Patient Registration. Patients can now upload secured photos for medical purposes long before having an initial appointment with their doctor. This jump starts the workflow process when becoming a practice’s patient on record, and allows the physician time to ponder and review their case, time that previously would have been spent during a face-to-face visit. This streamlined portal process reduces the steps and multiple stops made through traditional methods, and breaks down formerly existing communication barriers through direct patient participation. The ZH OpenEMR Patient Portal is available without a fee, free to OpenEMR users.

This update is only the latest ZH Healthcare contribution to OpenEMR, an ONC-ATB Ambulatory EHR 2011-2012 certified electronic health records and medical practice management application. OpenEMR features fully integrated electronic health records, practice management, scheduling, eRX, and electronic billing. OpenEMR is endlessly configurable to suit the individual needs of the practice, including how practices utilize portal features like uploading images.

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