(Torrington, CT) –Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has recently introduced “My Health”, a secure, web-based tool that gives patients the flexibility to access their health information and other resources online anytime and anywhere between hospital visits. CHH hopes this new, password protected information portal will provide patients with increased opportunities to more actively participate in their care and make more informed healthcare decisions.
Utilizing a secure online username and password, My Health gives patients access to their health information, including laboratory and radiology results, medications, demographic information, hospital visit history, discharge/aftercare information, and more. Patients can also check their appointment schedule. In addition, health advocates with authorized consent for patients over the age of 18 also have the ability to access the records of individuals whose care they manage. Finally, patients that are traveling will be able to transmit health information to participating physicians when they are outside the geographic area to assure continuity of care regardless of location. Anyone over the age of 18 can sign up to use the My Health medical information portal.
“Charlotte Hungerford Hospital encourages enrollment and participation in My Health because it presents a valuable opportunity for patients and their families to actively participate in their care, which contributes to better health. Our goal is to spread the word far and wide about the availability and benefits of this exciting new online offering.” said Dan McIntyre, CHH President and Executive Director.
My Health is completely secure, so patients can be confident that their private information is always protected. Only the patient – or an authorized family member – can access patient medical information in an account.
Enrolling in MY HEALTH can be easily done by visiting the hospital’s website www.charlottehungerford.org/myhealth and applying for a secure username and password using the participants personal contact information, medical record number and the e-mail address on file at the hospital. Visit the website for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.