Patient Portals/Meaningful Use

•Many envision a US healthcare system that includes the ability to productively engage patients about their health care.
•Patient portals can serve as a tool to electronically interface with patients and Meaningful Use has explicitly included several areas to address. But just as electronic health records need to work for those at the point of service, so do systems to engage patients.
•What specifically might portals do to engage patients? Lay out a strategy to drive patient adoption by offering compelling functionality that is not included in the Meaningful Use requirements. Provide detail and examples