EDMONTON, AB - An online resource is now available to Albertans that will give them access to their personal health records, including immunizations, medications and lab test results.
“MyHealth Records is about supporting patients in being partners in their own health and wellness" said Minister of Health, Sarah Hoffman in a press-release. "It means having your personal health information in the palm of your hand, when and where you need it.”
MyHealth Records will be accessible through any computer, tablet or smartphone.
After getting a digital ID, Albertans will be able to:
- View medications dispensed from community pharmacies;
- View immunizations administered in Alberta;
- View the results of 59 common lab tests;
- Keep journals to track mood, sleep, weight and fitness goals;
- Upload and track information from personal health devices, including supported blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters and fitness trackers;
- Print reports from MyHealth Records to share with health-care providers.
The government of Alberta says MyHealth Records "are designed with the security of Albertans private health information in mind and the system has undergone rigorous testing. Users are required to have a MyAlberta Digital ID, a secure form of identification that verifies who you are online."
Government officials believe there are a variety of benefits when patients have electronic access to health information. Studies report improvements in the quality of patient-physician interactions, with patients indicating they are better informed about their own health and better prepared for visits with their doctor.
To find out more information on MyHealth Records, click here.
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