BE 5 - Enhancements/Regular Updates to Practice Websites/Tools that Also Include Considerations for Patients with Cognitive Disabilities
Activity Weighting: Medium
Subcategory Name: Beneficiary Engagement
Description: Enhancements and ongoing regular updates and use of websites/tools that include consideration for compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or for improved design for patients with cognitive disabilities. Refer to the CMS website on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/Section508/index.html?redirect=/InfoTechGenInfo/07_Section508.asp that requires that institutions receiving federal funds solicit, procure, maintain and use all electronic and information technology (EIT) so that equal or alternate/comparable access is given to members of the public with and without disabilities. For example, this includes designing a patient portal or website that is compliant with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Regular Updates and Section 508 Compliance Process - Documentation of regular updates and Section 508 compliance process for the clinician’s patient portal or website; and
- Compliant Website/Tools - Screenshots or hard copies of the practice’s website/tools showing enhancements and regular updates in compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.