Charlotte, N.C. September 24, 2018 – Novant Health’s online health management tool, “MyChart,” has already proved useful and popular among patients, but a new MyChart feature now available with Novant Health will allow important health information to be shared safely and even more effectively with the patient’s care team in a way that will further enhance the patient experience.
The new feature, “Share Everywhere,” allows patients’ medical records to be accessed immediately with any provider in any location. Using the secure MyChart app, patients will generate a share code and provide access to their electronic health records. Recipients will then enter the code and the patient’s date of birth to receive one-time, temporary access to the patient’s health information. Notes can also be written between doctors across a range of platforms.
The “Share Everywhere” feature is able to keep information secure due to its share codes only being valid for five minutes. To be able to see the medical records, the provider must have the date of birth of the patient along with the unique share code. If the code is not used within five minutes or any of the information is entered incorrectly three times, the share code is invalidated.
Novant Health’s app MyChart is a secure, online health management tool that connects the patient with his or her own personalized health records. With MyChart, the patient can schedule appointments, request prescription renewals, pay bills online and more. The newest addition to the app includes a feature “Share Everywhere” which allows patients to share their medical information with the entire team of people taking care of them, such as another provider, chiropractor, physical therapist, dentist or school nurse.
“We are excited to be able to offer Share Everywhere to our patients at Novant Health,” said Keith Griffin, chief medical information officer for Novant Health Medical Group. “This new feature will help solve some of the most difficult issues in health care – the availability of patient medical records when traveling, changing providers or during emergency scenarios. Using Share Everywhere via MyChart on either the desktop or mobile device, patients have control of their medical records release real time and this has the potential to enhance safety, increase information accessibility, reduce costs by reducing wasteful repeat testing and allow for communication back to their primary care provider. We hope our patients will avail themselves of this feature as a way to help improve their care.”
Benefits of Share Everywhere:
- Allows providers to have a comprehensive view of the patient’s health history.
- Enhances continuity of care across providers, regardless of which EHR-system the provider uses.
- Enables patients to conveniently share their health care information when and with whom they want.
SOURCE: Novant Health