Source: The News-Enterprise, May 12, 2021
A new electronic health record system, coming in early June, will combine all Baptist Health medical records in one place for patients at Baptist Health Hardin and the Baptist Health Medical Group.
The MyChart patient portal is the public element of the Epic medical records system used by Baptist Health, a news release from the organization announced Tuesday.
The online tool helps patients manage their health by connecting them with their providers, with easy access to lab results, appointment information, video visits, current medications and more, all available from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
“MyChart is easy to use and will help patients in scheduling appointments, communicating with their providers, refilling prescriptions and more, with all your records in one place,” said Dennis Johnson, Baptist Health Hardin president and CEO, in the release. “It will also greatly assist our providers in quickly accessing needed patient information.”
BHH now uses a number of different electronic health record systems which providers must navigate. Patients now use a patient portal named MyBHHRecord from Change Healthcare. All patient medical history from November 2012 through June 5, 2021, will remain on this system with the same usernames and passwords. All of that will be replaced with the arrival of Epic and MyChart, the release said.
Patients who currently have a MyBHHRecord account will receive a letter with instructions on how to sign up for MyChart, as well as more detailed information regarding all that MyChart has to offer, the release said.
At the end of each visit with a BHH provider, patients will receive an after visit summary which contains information regarding their visit. Included in the summary is a MyChart activation code, which allows the patient to create an account with their own username and password on the MyChart website – MyChart.BaptistHealth.com. To get started, click the button labeled Sign Up Now.
Patients who would like to sign up for MyChart, but do not have an after visit summary from their physician or Baptist Health facility can go to MyChart.BaptistHealth.com and click on “Sign up without activation code.” It will ask for date of birth, Social Security number and email address to create their account.
For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MyChart Patient Support Line at 502-253-4820 or toll-free at 844-764-7820.
Patients also can download the MyChart App from either the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The Epic electronic health record system and MyChart is the first major capital project at the hospital since its acquisition in September by Baptist Health, the statement said.
The multi-million-dollar project is among several capital investments outlined by Baptist Health as part of the purchase agreement with county government.