Look! Even more data to drown in
Given that there are patients that mismanage their medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) I don't actually see a portal having any kind of meaning for patients other than as a passing novelty. Further, accessing one's own patient records (before the me-too EHR bandwagon came along) had all the chance of happening as an act of Congress to help hardworking Americans (instead of their corporate friends).