Lee Memorial Health System
MyChart Offers Epic Experience
Lee Memorial Health System, along with medical systems and physician offices throughout the country, has removed the mystery from medicine.
Patients who cannot remember when they need to make their next appointment, what medications they take or when their physician prescribed something, can sign up for MyChart, which tracks each patient s health history.
MyChart is part of the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system, says Leah Lynch, M.D., internal medicine physician and Lee Physician Group medical director of informatics. Lee Memorial Health System began implementing the system more than two years ago. Now, we are fully functional in all of our hospitals and almost all physician offices. MyChart is available to all Lee Physician Group patients.
EHRs allow medical professionals to keep track of their patients, monitor their conditions and reduce the chance of medical errors. Physicians can view a patient s medical record from anywhere in the health system, and EHRs allow physicians in different practices to immediately see any procedures or medications ordered by others on the same patient. This prevents duplicate testing and adverse medication reactions.
The Epic electronic health record is a really remarkable tool, says Mike Smith, Lee Memorial Health System chief information officer. This system not only provides a local connection, but will ultimately provide a connection with physicians in other parts of the country who may have a need to care for a patient from our area.
MyChart is easy for patients to use. It can be accessed on most internet devices and is available on iPhone and Droid devices. Patients receive password to access the system when they visit their Lee Physician Group physician. Once initially set up, patients can log into the system as often as they want.
MyChart allows patients to:
- View test results
- Refill prescriptions
- Get reminder notifications for medical appointments
- Review, request and cancel appointments
- Send a secure message to the physician s office
- View family records (with permission)
In the end, the electronic health record implementation is about enabling our physicians and clinicians to provide the very best, the safest and the most effective care for citizens in our community, Mike says. The best part about the system is that it will change and grow as our health system moves further into the 21st century.
Contact your Lee Physician Group provider to sign up for MyChart ®.
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