Top 10 reasons to use MyChart

January 08, 2018 | by Edward-Elmhurst Health
Categories: Healthy Driven Life

What did we do before the Internet and smartphone apps?

That phone/computer in your pocket can make life so much easier. We can pay bills, text friends, shop or check our child’s GPA, all with the touch of a finger.

Now we can also schedule doctor appointments, access our medical history and request prescription renewals, all from one site, while we’re home in pajamas or on the go.

MyChart is a free, secure website and mobile app that gives you direct online access to information from your electronic medical record (EMR).

MyChart is available to patients of Edward Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital and select Edward-Elmhurst Health affiliated physician practices.

You can use MyChart to:

  1. Schedule or request physician office medical appointments.  You can also see your appointment history and details about each one. When you get to the office, check in for your appointment through MyChart and minimize wait times.
  2. Receive physician office appointment reminders. Enable alerts on your phone and the MyChart app will ping you.
  3. View your health summary from the MyChart electronic health record.
  4. View test results faster.
  5. Register for your baby delivery.
  6. Request prescription renewals.
  7. Manage your child’s or aging parent’s care.
  8. Send secure electronic messages to your physician office medical care team.
  9. Manage your health information and communicate with your doctor on your mobile devices, including Apple Watch.
  10. Stay up to date on screenings and make sure you’re not overdue. Can’t remember when you had your last mammogram? It’s recorded for you in MyChart!

It’s easier than ever to sign up. At your next doctor visit, you can get a text message to instantly activate your account before you leave the office.

You can also request an activation code and sign up online.

Simple, seamless and personal is always better, especially when it comes to healthcare. Simplify your life with MyChart.

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