MedChart allows patients to
consolidate their health records from multiple sources and share them with
third parties, such as a family doctor or a loved one
ON – October 17, 2017 – Southlake Regional Health Centre (Southlake) has joined
the MedChart (www.medchart.ca) network to make it
easier for it’s patients to get and share their health records.
MedChart.ca, Southlake patients are now able to go online to request and retrieve
their medical records, diagnostic imaging, and any other relevant medical data
generated over the past 10 years at Southlake. Patients control sharing rights
with their circles of care or family members, and can request corrections to
their medical records all through the MedChart platform.
“We’re always looking for ways to deliver the
ultimate patient experience,” says Gary Ryan, Chief Innovation Officer at Southlake
Regional Health Centre. “By partnering with MedChart, we are giving our
patients a convenient, secure and streamlined way to view and share their
hospital records with whomever they wish, all from the comfort of home, or
anywhere they can connect to the internet.”
part of this pilot project, Southlake is the first of several hospitals to join
the MedChart network this year. During the pilot the hospital will upload a
patient’s health record directly to MedChart.ca when a patient requests their
records through this online portal, enabling faster and more streamlined
aggregation of health records than before.
in 2015, Toronto-based MedChart is building Canada’s first consumer-moderated health
information exchange via a patient-owned, institution-agnostic central record
that can include a patients’ medical information from any Canadian healthcare
“We are excited about the positive impact on
patients and their families,” says James Bateman, CEO at MedChart. “Partnering
with Southlake will connect patients at each point of care via the MedChart
platform, enabling patients to connect to all of their health information generated
by any hospital or clinic across Canada.”
to Derrick Chow, COO at MedChart, “Southlake is a model for innovation in
healthcare for the entire province and we are delighted to see MedChart launch
here first. Such innovation is essential to bridge the gaps in today’s fragmented
health information ecosystem, and we are looking forward to continuing this
collaboration with MedChart is another example of Southlake’s efforts to put
patients at the centre of their care, in this case by improving access to their
health records. This pilot project is the first of Southlake’s projects to go
live under the Health Ecosphere Pipeline Project – a project funded by the
Government of Canada, through the Federal
Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
Government is proud to support innovative projects that create real benefits
for Canadians,” said Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora.
“FedDev Ontario’s support for the Healthcare Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline
Project is an example of how Government, post-secondary institutions and
research organizations can come together to develop innovative solutions for
improving the well-being of Canadians and people all over the world.”
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About Medchart Inc.
MedChart (www.medchart.ca) is empowering individuals across
North America to acquire, manage and share their official medical information
online through their Consumer-Moderated Health Information Exchange network
from any physician or institution. We are transforming the healthcare system by
placing patients at the center, lowering barriers for patient-access to
information, and providing a transformative approach to universal health data
interoperability. Accessing and managing medical records online is simple and
secure with industry-leading encryption and HIPAA/PHIPA/PIPEDA compliance.Critical
information is personalized on the patient dashboard and official medical
information is easily and securely shared online among family members, doctors,
lawyers, insurers, and caregivers within the patient’s circle of care.
About The Healthcare Ecosphere
Innovation Pipeline Project
The Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline
is a multi-partner collaboration led by York University, and Southlake Regional
Health Centre along with University Health Network (UHN). The partners work
with businesses and other research institutes to develop personalized
healthcare technologies and state-of-the-art enterprise solutions for
customized health management and care.
Technologies include, healthcare apps,
medical devices, and big data platforms. These solutions will provide connected
andcoordinated care across the system by integrating previously
segregated markets; helping patients with chronic disease change their
behaviour; and, leveraging big data analytics to develop and commercialize
predictive health solutions, leading to improved outcomes for patients and
reduced health care costs.
This project is funded by the Government of
Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
(FedDev Ontario). Its mandate is to strengthen the region’s economic capacity
for innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration, and to promote the
development of a strong and diversified southern Ontario economy.
The Agency provided up to $15 million, under
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to York University and partners, Southlake Regional Health Centre and the
University Health Network (UHN), as well as 36 partners, to develop and
commercialize clinical applications and medical devices.