Sunnybrook's personal health record system, MyChart, is going mobile to make it easier for patients and their families to connect with their health information.
MyChart was launched in early 2006 as a way for Sunnybrook patients to set up, manage and access their own personal health records online. MyChart health information comes directly from Sunnybrook's electronic patient record system.
It can be used by patients to monitor care while traveling, set up family records, manage a family member's health information and care plan, keep care providers up to date, set up emergency information and access care in the community.
"With a mobile site, patients can now access their personal health information even more quickly and easily than before," says Sarina Cheng, director of Information and Telecommunication Services & eHealth Strategies.
"We are focusing on the patient's need for quick access to their personal health information anywhere."
MyChart mobile is available by visiting www.mychart.ca on any smartphone, iPad or tablet.
For health-care providers and patients, MyChart also provides access to interpreted test results, electronic referral, online forms, patient questionnaires and surveys, online scheduling, pre-registration, and information sharing among physicians and other clinicians and health organizations.
"MyChart puts health and wellness information at your fingertips like never before, and this knowledge is empowering," Cheng says.
"It provides the tools people need to better monitor and understand personal health status, which is key because no one is more invested in your health than you."