British Columbians enjoy direct access to their laboratory results with this rapidly expanding service.
More than 200,000 patients in British Columbia have now registered for my ehealth to obtain their laboratory results directly via a secure patient portal: myehealth.ca. This is a major milestone since direct patient access to their personal health care information is a major shift in health care system management and a key component of the electronic health record vision for Canada.
Excelleris is leading this change in British Columbia, leveraging their established, standards compliant Health Care Information Distribution and Access platform to now offer a simple, secure, useful and clinically relevant service to health care consumers.
Consumer benefits include:
- Rapid and secure one-time registration after visiting a participating laboratory;
- Secure portal access;
- Laboratory results from participating laboratories as soon as they are available;
- Ability to graph historical trends; and
- Opportunity to research and understand personal laboratory results.
Excelleris Technologies, a partnership between the leading community laboratories in British Columbia- LifeLabs and BC Biomedical Laboratories – launched my ehealth in May 2010. Building on the unprecedented uptake by patients, Excelleris plans to expand the functionality of my ehealth to include other types of health care information relevant to the consumer.