NextMD is a patient portal that allows you to communicate with your physician’s office online. It is essentially your medical home on the web. Patients are able to connect with their doctor through a convenient, safe, and secure environment. It allows you to make online appointment requests, add personal demographic information, input patient and family medical and social history, view and pay statements online, and message your doctor via secure email connection. Altura Centers for Health is proud to offer this technology to our patients. By having access to your medical history online, NextMD ensures that you will have all that you need when you see other physicians anywhere in the world.
How do I sign up for NextMD?
Sign up is easy! Our office staff is eager to help you obtain an enrollment token that will allow you to access your online account. All we need is an email address to get your started!
Is my information secure?
Your health information is absolutely secure. Patient Portal is protected by VeriSign identity protection. You will have a username and password to log in. You will also have to answer a security question each time you access your account. All messages from you to your physician are sent through secure email.
Will I receive results and health information via email?
ePHI (Electronic Protected Health Information) is NOT sent via email for security purposes.
What security measures does NextMD have in place?
We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information your account information and profile are password-protected. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Our personnel will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail.
As a Business Associate, we follow the rules that apply to Business Associates under HIPAA and the HITECH Act, as well as any other privacy and security rule surrounding your personal information.