Informatics Research Seminar: Duke Patient Portal Demonstration

January 19 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker:  Jeff Saville, RN, BS, CPHIMS
Presented from Duke University



The Healthview Patient Portal is a gateway for the patients of Duke Medicine to view their medical record. The portal provides access to clinical data such as test and procedure results as well as medication, vital signs and allergy lists. In addition, the portal provides functionality that allows a patient to schedule appointments and manage financial data. This presentation will survey current functionality as well as discuss some of the issues surrounding access to clinical data by patients and some of the lessons that have been learned as the portal continues to develop and mature.


Jeff Saville, RN, BS, CPHIMS is a Senior IT Analyst with the Duke University Health System HealthView Patient Portal team. In this capacity, Jeffs leads a team of software developers who focus mainly on designing and building the portal’s clinical functions. Jeff has been involved in clinical informatics since 1994 and in addition to working for the Duke Health System, has worked for Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies and Philips Medical Systems as a technical consultant for clinical products. Prior to entering clinical informatics, he practiced bedside care as a registered nurse for fifteen years. Jeff holds an Associate degree in Nursing and a Bachelors degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the State University of New York.