Doctors Care staff and board members are excited to announce future plans to offer patients secure online viewing of their medical records. Secure messaging is a valuable tool for information sharing between providers and patients, and between staff and providers. Patients will be able to view their health summaries, medical history, certain lab results and immunization history. Eventually, they will be able to request appointments via their secure web connection as well.
How does the Secure Patient Portal Work?
A secure web portal is a type of web page that uses encryption to keep unauthorized people from reading the information. Secure messages can only be read by someone who knows the right password or pass-phrase. Because of the high-level connection and technology utilized between a patient’s computer and the site, patients can read information on their computer but it is remains encrypted during the actual transmission.
We anticipate these services will be available in Spring 2012. I promise to keep you posted.
Contributed by HIT Project Manager Alisa Spilman