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If you've ever wondered about what's in your medical record, you're not alone. Many would like to see a snapshot of their health history - and now through myHealthDoylestown.com you can access your personal medical record online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you're not sure what exactly an electronic medical record is and how it can benefit you, here's a little background.
Records in the digital age
In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided $20 billion in incentive payments to hospitals and doctors to encourage their timely adoption of electronic medical records or EMRs. Thousands of hospitals across the country, including Doylestown Hospital, have been developing systems to maximize efficiency and efficacy of EMRs.
For Doylestown Hospital, use of this innovative technology focuses on patient safety and patient satisfaction. Efforts have not gone unnoticed. Doylestown was recognized as one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the nation, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
What you will find in your patient medical record
When you enroll in myHealthDoylestown, you can return to your account anytime for your most recent medical information.
At myHealthDoylestown.com, patients can access:
Medications taken and allergies noted while a patient
Discharge summaries and other medical reports
Patients can also request appointments for a select hospital services through their myHealthDoylestown.com account.
Test results are usually available online within 72 hours, upon clinician review. Medical records are as current as the last time the person was registered as an outpatient or inpatient at Doylestown Hospital. myHealthDoylestown.com does not provide doctors' office records.
Individuals age 18 and older can view their online patient record at myHealthDoylestown.com. Patients can also request that a family member or caregiver have access to their account information.
The portal was designed to be easy to navigate. The four main sections are: Health Record, Medications, Appointments and Profile. Each section includes links to more information. Users can click "Learn More" in the yellow text box near the top of each page for more details and help navigating the page.
The goal of this patient portal is to allow patients to gain a better understanding of their medical records, and take an active role in their healthcare.
"Patient portals are a positive trend in healthcare," says Emily West, director of Health Information Services at Doylestown Hospital. "They help improve efficiency and enhance the entire patient experience."
The portal is safe and secure, adds Lynn Miller, director of Applications at Doylestown Hospital. "MyHealthDoylestown uses industry standards for online user security and encryption technology to safeguard all online sessions."
Your high-tech community hospital
Doylestown Hospital continues to make significant investments in information technology that improve patient safety and streamline processes involved in patient care. The Hospital achieved universal adoption of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in June 2012, creating a fully electronic medical record.
Doylestown Hospital has strengthened its coordinated use of clinical data through a health information exchange called the Doylestown Clinical Network. Community physicians currently share critical patient information such as allergies, lab and diagnostic results, problem lists and medications via the Doylestown Clinical Network with the hospital and other practices. Community physicians also have a portal to access their patients' hospital record, including images in real time.
According to Richard Lang, Ed.D, vice president and chief information officer of Doylestown Hospital, "Information technology has potential in both the inpatient and outpatient settings to improve patient care and safety, and we continue our efforts to give patients and physicians access to critical health information."
To enroll, visit myHealthDoylestown.com. For questions or additional information, call 267-885-1599.
About Doylestown Hospital
Doylestown Hospital is a comprehensive 232-bed medical center serving families throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties and Western New Jersey. The hospital, along with The Doylestown Hospital Surgery Center at the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington; Pine Run Community and Health Center; Lakeview by Pine Run, and VIA Affiliates, comprise the VIA Health System.
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