AGH Launches PERKS Portal For Patients - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

AGH Launches PERKS Portal For Patients

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BERLIN, Md. - A little more than a year after Atlantic General Hospital launched it's in-house PERKS system, the outpatient PERKS Portal is now available.

Officials say they system will allow people and caregivers, like parents of young children and those taking care of older adults, to keep track of appointments, medication and learn about medical conditions.

"Anything they can do over the phone they can augment and do through this portal," said Andrew Fowler, Chief Information Officer for Atlantic General Hospital. "They can send information and ask for information back and forth to the physicians office."

PERKS, which stands for Patient Electronic Record Keeping Service, is an evolution in the electronic health records spectrum. The new system will help Atlantic General Hospital meet government mandates to provide patients with access to online records.

Officials say it will also be extremely helpful in providing medical guidance after patients leave the hospital or doctor's office.

"[They'll be able] to understand what it is they're supposed to be doing at home and following their treatment of care, and their care plan that's been developed so they can stay compliant, and stay healthy."

All patients need is an email to register, and then they'll receive an invitation to sign up, and the system is accessible to patients anywhere where they can log on.

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