Epic and MyChart


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    The future of healthcare is here.

     

    Imagine having all your medical information in one place with personal access to it 24/7. Sound futuristic? It is, and it’s now at Memorial Health. Our new electronic medical record system, Epic, brings all of your clinical information together in one convenient, secure database.

    With MyChart, you can see your lab results, emergency room visits, doctor appointments, immunization records, and more, whenever you need it. See a list of primary care doctors and specialists in our region using MyChart. 

    Epic

     

    What is an electronic medical record (EMR)?
    An EMR is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart that can be shared by participating doctors, hospitals, and patients. The Epic EMR is a computer system that stores your information in a secure database. Results and notes from a visit to the hospital, physician's office, or outpatient facility are consolidated in one place. That means if you move or are traveling, participating providers can quickly access your medical history, allergies, medications, and test results to deliver the best care possible.

     

     

    Why did Memorial Health implement Epic?
    Epic is the premier, preferred electronic medical record system. It is used by more than 250 healthcare organizations nationwide, including major academic medical centers such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Duke University Health System, New York University, and Rush University Medical Center. To date, more than half of all patients in the U.S. have their medical records in an Epic system.

     

    Under the Affordable Care Act, most hospitals in the U.S. are required to have an EMR in place. 

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    How is my privacy protected? Who can access my record?
    Your medical information is protected under federal law. Only approved healthcare providers involved in your care can view your record. The EMR is locked until an approved caregiver logs in to the database to access the record. When the caregiver is done, he logs out. For additional safety, the system automatically logs out a caregiver who is not actively using it.

     

    All login activity is recorded, so we know exactly which caregivers view your medical record.

     

    Can I see my medical record?

     

    MyChart

    Yes. Your physician can show you test results and medication records while discussing your care. You can view your information at home by enrolling in MyChart.

    MyChart is a free, secure, online patient portal. With MyChart, you can:

    • See test and lab results
    • Request prescription refills
    • View portions of your medical record
    • Send non-urgent medical questions to your doctor
    • Schedule or request appointments with your Memorial Health University Physicians (MHUP) provider
    • Access detailed information about your health concerns or conditions

    For caregivers or dependents, a parent, guardian, or family member can be given access to a patient’s MyChart account. If you are a current MHUP patient, have visited the Memorial emergency department recently, or were a recent inpatient at Memorial University Medical Center, register for free.

    MyChart Phone

    After you have registered for Memorial’s MyChart, visit your app store and download the free app for your mobile device.


    Learn More

     
    Guy Petruzzelli, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, FACS, vice president of oncology services at Memorial Health, shares how Epic is better for patients and their families.

     
    Bonzo K. Reddick, M.D., Family Medicine, shares how Memorial MyChart can help you take charge of your own health by providing easy access to your records, prescriptions, and physician’s office.