Your care provider can set health goals for you to achieve from home, for example "Lose 10 pounds
in 3 months" or "Maintain a blood pressure under 140/90 for the next 30 days". These goals are
displayed on the Goals tab in the patient portal to help you reach your goal. The number of
unaccepted goals is displayed on the Goals tab until you accept or decline the new goals.
Note: The Goals tab is not displayed unless your provider has enabled
the goals feature.
Wireless blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, and wireless scales can be used to
automatically send data related to these goals to Allscripts FollowMyHealth® Patient Access. These
devices make it easy for you to follow your care plan. You can also manually enter these readings
if you do not have a wireless device.
Each goal has rules specific to your condition. These rules are set when your provider creates the
goal for you. Data related to the goal is analyzed against these rules.
Goals are organized by status
If you have a new goal, a message is displayed on the Goals tab. You must accept or decline
the goal to proceed with the goal. Notifications can be sent to the ordering provider if you do
not respond to the new goal after a certain time period, based on rules set by your provider
when the goal was created.
The goal is listed under Active Goals when you accept the goal and you are actively collecting
readings. Notifications can be sent to the ordering provider if your readings violate rules specific
to the goal or if readings are not recorded based on the rules set by your provider. Results are
also filed if a notification is triggered.
Completed goals are listed under Completed Goals. The goal is completed automatically when
the goal is reached or the end date has passed. Final results are sent to the electronic health
record (EHR) application and the provider can view the results. Notifications are no longer
triggered and readings are no longer captured for completed goals.
Goals that you refuse to follow are listed in Declined Goals. You have the option to decline a
goal when it is new or active. Your provider receives a notification if the goal is declined.
Notifications are no longer triggered and readings are no longer captured for declined goals.
If a goal is cancelled by your provider, the goal is moved to Cancelled Goals. Notifications are
no longer triggered and readings are no longer captured for cancelled goals.