The HITS eHealth Office is deploying Sunnybrook’s MyChart patient portal in South West Ontario so patients can securely access their electronic health records from participating healthcare sites in Ontario. The project, funded by Canada Health Infoway, includes two key parts:
The project's goal is to connect ClinicalConnect, a widely-used provider-facing portal, with MyChart. With requisite agreements signed by contributing organizations, doing so will enable health data from the 72 acute care hospital sites, 4 LHINs' Home & Community Care Services and regional cancer programs in South West Ontario to flow through ClinicalConnect to MyChart. This data will add to that already integrated with MyChart from other participating hospitals located in other parts of Ontario. This integration work was successfully completed in August 2018.
MyChart was introduced to patients registering at select clinics at Hamilton Health Sciences begining in the Fall of 2018. Since then, a number of other hospitals have begun making MyChart available to their registered patients as well, including:
This initiative represents the largest regional deployment of a patient portal in Ontario’s history.
Innovative digital solutions such as MyChart helps meet the growing expectations of patients and families looking for a seamless experience and more engagement in their care.
May 14, 2018: (Project Newsletter)
September 20, 2017: HHS obtains funding for patient portal in SW Ontario (Article in Canadian Healthcare Technology)
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