What is an electronic health record and why does a unified health record benefit you? An electronic health record is all of the information needed to care for you. This includes your medical history—allergies, tests results, and other key health information—and other important items like insurance and contact information. One unified health record means that all of your health records and history can be quickly accessed` by any of your caregivers at any South Shore Health System facility.
As the many teams at South Shore Health System work “As One” toward the common goal of providing exceptional care to you and your family, implementing the right technology is crucial to accomplish that goal. On July 1, 2017, we will introduce a single electronic health record to unite and connect our caregivers and community. The community can connect to the new system through an online patient portal called South Shore MyChart.
South Shore Health System is implementing Epic, the nation’s leading electronic health record system with installations in hospitals and health system worldwide. Epic will allow us to continually improve the quality of care we provide our patients through:
South Shore MyChart, a secure online patient portal, allows you to become more engaged and active in your own health. Some of the key features of South Shore MyChart include the ability to review portions of your medical record, send secure messages to your providers, schedule appointments, review tests results, request prescription refills and much more. Stay tuned for more info on signing up starting July 1, 2017.