BOSTON - PatientSite, the personalized messaging system that allows secure communication among Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center patients, clinicians and office staff via a secure website, has won national recognition for "Most Innovative Use of Communication Technologies to Improve Patient Care."
PatientSite, a user-friendly, personalized messaging system, enables patients to request prescription renewals, appointments and referrals, as well as perform other convenience functions. In addition, patients can securely view their own electronic medical record, including medications, allergies and test results, radiology reports and electrocardiograms.
PatientSite providers are able to prescribe educational materials to their patients, who in turn can maintain a personal health record that makes them involved participants in their own care.
The recognition came during the inaugural 2003 Healthcare Delivery Solutions Congress (HDSC) in Nashville, TN, which provided comprehensive analysis of critical issues and plausible solutions within the intricacies of healthcare. HDSC examined issues affecting members of all provider communities, including for-profit and non-profit organizations; large hospitals and health systems; medium, rural and specialty hospitals; outpatient care providers and physician practices.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a major patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and ranks third in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.