Hmmm this is interesting...I can see the benefits and cons to this already! I can defintely see where non medical trained patients will get confused/overwhelmed with ultrasounds, ct scans results, etc. I guess nurses can expect to be giving lots more information on medical information now
Just as they go online to pay bills, renew library books and buy movie tickets, patients at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre can now log on the Internet to manage their health.
MyChart, Sunnybrook's innovative electronic health access service, lets patients check laboratory results, review their prescriptions, see ultrasound images and connect with their physicians.
It is the first hospital in Canada to offer patients unprecedented access to their health information. A computer, an Internet connection and the click of a mouse is all it takes to retrieve health records. No longer will patients have to track down physicians, sign forms or pay hundreds of dollars for their records....
See rest of article in link above...
Access to labs, etc... could be a good thing. However, I'd be hesitant to give patients free-run of our progress notes. The last thing we need is Sally Jones calling up irate because she read about how she is "non-compliant", or reads our CYA charting sometimes...
Last edit by mskate on Jan 23, '11