1/29/2023 1:30:52 PM
Beginning March 22, 2021, immediate access to more information in your electronic medical record was made available. This change enabled you to see additional clinical results and clinician notes in your Hartford HealthCare MyChartPLUS account, as soon as they were complete.
This immediate access to information is part of the 21st Century Cures Act, an effort that Hartford Healthcare took to ensure transparency and fulfill our vision of being most trusted for personalized coordinated care. The law is aimed at providing patients with faster access to health information in their electronic health record (like MyChartPLUS), and we want to give patients the information they need to manage their health and talk with their healthcare providers about their health issues.
Your clinical results and many types of clinician notes will now be released as soon as they’re final. This means you will be able to read:
There are a few well-defined exceptions. Mainly these concern sharing information that might cause significant harm to a patient’s life, physical safety or privacy, or that are necessary to comply with other laws. For a detailed list and explanation of what information may be blocked, please view this document:
If you and your healthcare provider decide that select information should not be released before the provider reviews it, your provider can make that exception on a case-by-case basis and ensure your wishes are honored. This will hold results for 3 calendar days, allowing for your provider to review and contact you to discuss.
Proxy access (allowing someone else access to a patient’s health record) and the ability for a parent or legal guardian to access their minor’s medical record through their own MyChartPLUS account will remain available. Adolescents and their providers can block sensitive information from a proxy for treatment that is provided without the consent of a parent or guardian.
For current MyChartPLUS users, your results are available to you as soon as the lab makes them electronically available. Now your pathology and radiology results will be available to you as soon as the radiologist completes their review. Most other information is posted quickly on your MyChartPLUS record already and that will continue. Scanned documents are now viewable. As always, your healthcare provider will be reviewing any new results and are the best at interpreting them against your current health history.
Remember, MyChartPLUS messages sent to providers over the weekend will likely be seen on Monday, when they return to the office.
If you are not enrolled in MyChartPLUS, consider creating an account to access your electronic medical record. This is a terrific opportunity to have immediate access to all your healthcare information and better partner with your trusted healthcare provider. For more information on how to access MyChartPLUS, visit https://hartfordhealthcare.org/mychart or scan the QR code.
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