Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Managing Your Health With CHS MyChart

Keeping track of doctor’s appointments, test results, prescriptions and immunizations for you and your family can be challenging. CHS MyChart, a secure patient portal, can help you better manage this important information. Available from a home computer, smartphone or other personal device, MyChart gives you password-protected access to portions of your health record so you can view past and upcoming appointments, request prescription renewals, review medications and immunizations, communicate with your doctor, receive test results and much more.

“Your health is important to us, and it is essential that you’re engaged with your providers during treatment for illnesses and that you follow preventive guidelines to maintain good health,” explained Vice President of Medical Informatics Alan S. Katz, MD. “CHS MyChart offers patients the ability to learn about their conditions, review their test results and securely communicate with their providers for optimal health care, all from their computer or smart device.”

Part of CHS eHealth, along with the Epic electronic medical record (EMR), MyChart helped CHS to earn the Most Wired designation from the American Hospital Association. All six CHS hospitals—and many physician practices—use the shared EMR. This means better, more comprehensive care for you, as your health care providers can quickly review results and vital information through a secure network. Using the unique alphanumeric code provided at discharge from the hospital or by your primary physician, you can activate a MyChart account in just minutes by entering key information, including a secret answer to a security question.

Look for the program about CHS MyChart on “CHS Presents: Lifestyles at the Heart of Health” early this year on Telecare TV or CHS’s YouTube channel. Also, you can learn more about CHS MyChart and how to get started at http://www.chsli.org/content/chs-mychart. Technical support is available at (631) 465-4200.