Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler

C. E-Mail Capability

Some consumers will want to share data with family or friends or send an excerpt of the report to themselves for their personal file. This can be done either by permitting outgoing E-mails that link to a particular Web page or by allowing the selected data to be forwarded. Report sponsors pursuing the latter are encouraged to test this function to ensure that the graphics display properly and that the user can select only the performance measures he or she wants to share.

The following site allows the user to send an E-mail, but the E-mail can include only the link to the site, not any data.

Tool: Minnesota HealthScores

Sponsor:  Minnesota Community Measurement

URL: http://www.mnhealthscores.org/?p=our_reports&sf=clinic&search_phrase=&category=16&name_id=&compare  

Screenshot of Minnesota HealthScores Web page. Search page is shown for patient experience at clinics. User can enter facility name, city, or ZIP code. Other options are medical groups and hospitals. At the top of the page are boxes to enter user's E-mail and recipient's E-mail. A Send button is provided so that user can E-mail the link to the form.

The site below allows selected performance data to be included in an E-mail. 

Tool: CHECKPoint

Sponsor: Wisconsin Hospital Association

URL:  http://www.wicheckpoint.org/report_topic_heartattack.aspx  

Screenshot of Minnesota HealthScores Web page. Search page is shown for patient experience at clinics. User can enter facility name, city, or ZIP code. Other options are medical groups and hospitals. At the top of the page are boxes to enter user's E-mail and recipient's E-mail. A Send button is provided so that user can E-mail the link to the form.

Current as of November 2011
Internet Citation: Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler. November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/value/pubrptsampler/pubrptsampl3b.html