The new online tool called MyHealth Records has been launched by the province.
MyHealth Records allows adults to access their personal health records, which includes immunizations, medications and lab test results.
“MyHealth Records is about supporting patients in being partners in their own health and wellness. It means having your personal health information in the palm of your hand, when and where you need it,” said minister of health, Sarah Hoffman.
Individuals can access MyHealth Records through any computer, tablet or smartphone and once you create an account you will have access to the following:
- view medications dispensed from community pharmacies,
- view immunizations administered in Alberta,
- view the results of 59 common lab tests,
- keep journals to track mood, sleep, weight and fitness goals,
- upload and track information from personal health devices, including supported blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters and fitness trackers and
- print reports from MyHealth Records to share with health-care providers
When creating a MyAlberta Digital ID through the MyHealth Records, the security of Albertans’ private health information has been kept in mind and the system has undergone careful testing.
Based on studies this new tool will improve the quality of patient-physician interactions, with patients indicating that they are better informed about their health and more prepared for doctor visits.
Anyone with questions or requiring assistance can call the support line at 1-844-401-4016.