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August 14, 2012

MiChart: Managing Your Health Online

Hello Volunteers:

I want to let you know about MiChart, an electronic health record system, purchased from Epic Systems Corporation, that will change how UMHC staff create and access clinical information to care for patients, conduct clinical research, and secure payment across UMHS.

An important phase of this multi-year implementation, MyUofMHealth.org, an online patient portal, will go-live on Wednesday, August 15.

Patients may visit the PERC and inquire about this new online resource which will allow them to take a more active role in their health care. By signing up for the MyUofMHealth.org, patients will be connected to a secure, online health connection enabling them to schedule appointments, request prescription renewals, review health history, view immunization records and even send secure messages to their health team.

A marketing program announcing this important new electronic health record system will be launched in September. In the meantime, patients who come to the PERC inquiring about the patient portal may be given the MyUofMHealth.org website to learn more and to sign up.

I encourage you to click on the MyUofMHealth.org link to learn more in anticipation of patient inquiries. From this MyUofMHealth.org link you will be able to access additional information including FAQs, the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions related to the patient portal.

Because of the "go-live" launch, there may be some initial delays and confusion as staff become comfortable with Epic and MiChart. This may be a great time to offer an iPad for checkout to PERC visitors who may be experiencing longer than ususal wait times!

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding MiChart. This has been a very busy year for the PERC with the launch of the iPads and now with the UMHS launch of MiChart we have even more changes.

Thank you all for sticking with me and taking on ever more in your role as PERC staff volunteers.

Lori

Posted by monti at August 14, 2012 01:06 PM

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