Province to launch MyHealth Records
January 23, 2019
The online tool will give Albertans access to some of their personal health records.
Coming soon, Alberta Health will be launching MyHealth Records, an online tool that will give adult Albertans access to some of their personal health records from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Using MyHealth Records, Albertans will be able to view
- medications dispensed from a community pharmacy,
- majority of immunizations administered in Alberta, and
- common lab test results.
MyHealth Records will also allow users to upload and track information from health devices, including blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters, and fitness trackers.
Evidence points to a number 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, such as being better prepared for provider visits and better able to appreciate the impact of treatments and preventive care. Many health systems also report benefits from providing patients access to laboratory test results by helping to reduce patient anxiety and in some cases, reducing the frequency of follow-up phone-ins and visits.
For more information on MyHealth Records and its features, visit the MyHealth Records website.For anyone with questions about or problems using MyHealth Records, the MyHealth Records Support Line is available at 1-800-315-6028.