MGMA Stat: Most practices offer a patient portal

News Article - July 26, 2018

Quality & Patient Experience

Health Information Technology

The Medical Group Management Association’s most recent MGMA Stat poll asked healthcare leaders if their practice offers a patient portal. Nine out of 10 respondents said that their organization offers a patient portal. The remaining 10% do not, citing that they are working to implement one soon or have the software as part of their EHR, but it has not yet been implemented.

Of the 90% that offer a patient portal, 43% accept patient-generated health data (PGHD) for clinician review. Additionally, 37% reported their patient portal does not accept PGHD for review and the remaining 20% were unsure.

This poll was conducted on July 24, 2018, with 1,756 applicable responses. Pamela Ballou-Nelson, RN, MSPH, CMPE, PhD, principal, MGMA Consulting, offers insight on the importance of patient portals in her article, “Are portals a means to patient activation?

MGMA Stat is a national poll that addresses practice management topics, the impact of new legislation and related topics. Participation is open to all healthcare leaders. Learn more about other results of polls and information on how to participate in MGMA Stat

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