Providing EHR-Enabled Patient-Specific Educational Resources
Measure: More than 10% of all unique patients seen by the EP are provided patient specific education resources.
Explore This IssueSeptember 2011
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Using the data stored in your EHR system, it is not only easy to access patient educational resources on demand, but also possible to automate the process to ensure that all patients receive relevant resources to better understand their health and care. Keep in mind that automation does not necessarily mean that a “one-size-fits-all” approach is appropriate. Using structured data, such as patient demographics, can help you to understand and produce resources based on the patient’s primary language and give you the ability to understand the patient’s health information as well as cultural background. Using supporting functionality, like a patient portal or personal health record, can also support multiple media types, allowing for the delivery of patient education and provider instructions through audio or video.