TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2012) - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre'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 by Sunnybrook in early 2006 as a way for patients to set up, manage and access their own personal health record 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 healthcare providers and patients, the MyChart™ service also provides access to interpreted test results, electronic referral, on-line forms, patient questionnaires and surveys, on-line 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," says Cheng. "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 are."
About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is transforming health care through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff members who provide compassionate and innovative patient focused care. An internationally recognized leader in women's health, academic research and education and an affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguishes Sunnybrook as one of Canada's premier health sciences centres. Sunnybrook specializes in caring for newborns, adults and the elderly, treating and preventing cancer, heart problems, orthopaedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries.