We are excited to announce that as of 11/17/17, patients are now able to attach files and hyperlinks to messages that they send to their provider from within the patient portal. When received in the EHR, these files and hyperlinks can be saved as documents to attach to the patient chart.
For more information on handling patient message attachments, please see our Knowledge Base article here: https://knowledgebase.practicefusion.com/knowledgebase/articles/483766-how-do-i-use-patient-messagingDr Judy Brasier commented
As Medicine changes from paper to eletronic more should be put on the patient. The less paper the better. However I agree that there needs to be some approval and unsigned before dropping it into the chart. And the option to sort out some of the documents labs, hospital visits, xrays etc or have a way to tab this in a large upload.
Also I would add that if this was a feature it would be helpful to have the patient required to answer some MIPS questions a head of their visit. Medications, smoking history, fall risk, depression etc. AND have this sink up with the MIPS requirements for their appointment.
The more the patient can do on their end to satisfy the MIPS and free up staff to take care of them the better. After all the P in Hippa is portability of health care.Dr Judy Brasier supported this idea ·