The Patient Portal Onboarding Tool provides a quick and easy way to set patients' Portal access levels and issue multiple invites. This allows users to do these steps for many patients at once instead of navigating to each patient's dashboard one by one.
For patient confidentiality and compliance with privacy laws, you must take precautions to ensure that no one gains unauthorized access to a patient's data on the Patient Portal. This includes parents, adult children, spouses, etc., unless they have specific authorization.
For this reason, Patient Portal access should only be granted after confirming that:
- The Patient Portal account and password were set up by the patient or an authorized third party, and
- Only the patient and any authorized third parties have access to the primary email account connected to the account.
To access the patient portal, hover over the Pt Portal menu and click Pt Portal Onboarding Tool. This will bring up a list of all patients in your EHR. Note that as of April 2021, depending on when you were set up in Cerbo and where we are in the most recent update cycle, you may have either the NEW tool, or the OLD tool. All clients will be updated to the NEW tool with the next update cycle.
NEW Patient Portal Onboarding Tool
Builds setup since about January 2021 should all have this one
The Patient Portal Onboarding Tool shows a list of all patients in your EHR, along with certain key information about their Patient Portal access.
You can use the filters at the top of the page to filter your list by Tag, Primary Provider, whether the patient already has patient portal access enabled, whether they have a username, and/ or if they have an appointment scheduled before or after the date that you specify.
In the list that appears based on the filters that you set, you can manually check the boxes to the left of the desired patients (the ones that you want to enable access for and/ or invite to set up their patient portal usernames/ passwords). Or use the Select All button at the bottom. If those patients do not yet have patient portal access enabled, you would click the button at the bottom to Enable Portal Access. Then, once access is enabled, click the button to Send Portal Invites.
The Patient Portal invitation email will have a link in it that the patient can click to set up their Patient Portal username and password. If they already have a username set up, the link will allow them to set a new password.
OLD Patient Portal Onboarding Tool
Builds setup prior to about December 2020 may have this one.
This brings up a new page that lists all of the patients in the system. To the left of each patient's name is a color block that signifies their Patient Portal status.
- Red means the patient does not have Portal access enabled
- Gray means the patient has Portal access enabled, but has not been issued an invite to join
- Orange means the patient has Portal access enabled, has been issued an invite to join, but has not yet logged on to the Portal
- Green means the patient has Portal access enabled, has been issued an invite to join, and has successfully logged on to the Portal
By default, patients will have their portal access disabled, and the color block next to their name will be red. However, there may be several different colors displayed due to changes made to individual patients access levels.
Enabling Access/ Inviting Individual Patients
You can view or modify a patient's username and otherwise manage an individual patient's portal access by going to that patient's dashboard, opening the Patient Information block, and navigating to the Patient Portal tab. Read more about that here.
send multiple invites to the patient portal
invite mass patients to portal