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Angie Larson, a receptionist at Family Practice Medical Center, presents a patient portal token to Kari Mobraten. One year after launching a patient portal, officials at Family Practice say the portal has made it easier to share information with patients. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Online portals help local patients become engaged in health care

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With a few clicks, Family Practice Medical Center patients can see their lab results online, review their medication list or peruse the doctor’s summary of their most recent visit. One year after launching a patient portal, it’s hard to find a down side, say clinic officials. The portal has made it easier to share information with patients. It’s helping patients become more engaged in their care.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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