Lately we hear a lot about so called ‘patient portals’. On November 12th we had a conference about elderly care in the Netherlands. Patient portals were mentioned.
A few days later an article about the portal MijnGezondheid.net appeared on a Dutch website about ehealth.
The most obvious reason for the creation of a portal is to increase the involvement of patients in their own health and well-being.
But is a patient portal actually suitable for this?