Online exclusiveThe patient portal Considerations for NPsElkind, Elizabeth C. PhD, MSN, MBA, RNC-OB; Higgins, Kathleen M. MSN, RN, ACNP, FNP, CCRNAuthor Information Elizabeth C. Elkind is an associate clinical professor at Northern Arizona University, Phoenix Campus, Phoenix, Ariz. Kathleen M. Higgins is an acute care cardiology NP at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn-Presbyterian Campus, Philadelphia, Pa. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. The Nurse Practitioner: March 7, 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 3 - p 1-4 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000512256.32745.c2 Buy Metrics Abstract Hospitals, patient-centered medical homes, and provider practices have either introduced or are in the process of planning for patient portals. The NP plays an important role in the patient engagement initiative. This article explores patient portal strategies and resources to support this technology integration and practice change. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.