Word of the week: MyChart
MyChart is a set of secure, web-based healthcare services that facilitate communication between a patient and their healthcare team. Because MyChart is secure, it gives patients the power to confidentially email their doctor for medical advice or other health-related information. Additionally, patients who utilize MyChart have access to lab results, prescription renewals and availability, personal health reminders, requests for new appointments and other information all on their electronic health record (EHR); this certainly helps prove the benefit of obtaining medical information on EHRs. Although MyChart is currently only available to a select set of participating healthcare organizations, it’s just another example of how mobile health and healthcare technology are working together to improve patient care via an integrated healthcare system.