Using the Taxonomy of Patient Portals to Classify the ELGA Patient Portal

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 16;293:9-10. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220340.


Background: Patient portals may support patient engagement, yet they may differ largely in their characteristics.

Objectives: To compare the Austrian patient portal with 10 portals from six other countries using the TOPCOP Taxonomy.

Methods: We described the portals using openly available information.

Results: The Austrian patient portal shows basic functionality but lacks further functions that other portals partly offer.

Conclusion: Comparing portals using TOPCOP is possible and shows functions to improve usefulness of portals.

Keywords: EHR portal; Medical informatics; patient portal; taxonomy.

MeSH terms

  • Austria
  • Humans
  • Liver
  • Patient Participation
  • Patient Portals*