Residents of Ashcroft and the surrounding area can now sign up for Interior Health's MyHealthPortal service

Online medical record access comes to Ashcroft area

Local residents can sign up all this week for Interior Health's new MyHealthPortal online program.

Interior Health’s (IH) new MyHealthPortal tool—which allows patients online access to their health records—is being rolled out in the Ashcroft area this week.

MyHealthPortal provides patients with 24-hour access to their health information via their computer, tablet, or pone through a secure portal from Interior Health. Features include the ability to view IH lab results, diagnostic imaging results (such as CT scans, X-rays, and ultrasounds), certain upcoming appointments, recent hospital visit history, and the opportunity to update address and phone number information.

In order to sign up for the service, patients must present to the project team in person with legal photo ID and their Care Card or B.C. Services card, in order to verify their identity. They will be given a login username and password that they will be able to use on their own device.

The project team will be at the Ashcroft and District Hospital and Community Health Care Centre on the following dates:

Monday, October 31: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1 to Thursday, November 3: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, November 4: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Anyone who is unable to attend in person while the project team is there can enrol remotely by going to the registration desk of the Ashcroft Hospital and submitting an enrolment request.

“We’re really excited about this,” says David Durksen, vice-chair of the local Wellness and Health Action Coalition (WHAC), of the MyHealthPortal tool. “It’s part of our long-term goal of ensuring continuity of care. Patients being able to access their test results is a good first step in providing this continuity. Should we have doctor changes in the future, all these things are in the patient’s control. We don’t have to worry about getting them from a doctor who has left.”

The first site to pilot the new online tool was the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm in June. Following some tweaking, the tool was then offered in Revelstoke in mid-September, and in the communities of Williams Lake and 100 Mile House at the end of October.

Durksen says that this area was “not as far to the front as we wanted to be” in the rolling-out of the MyHealthPortal tool, but adds that “That’s not necessarily a bad thing with new technology, which isn’t always as easy as some people think.

“It’s one of those next steps we’re really excited about.”

Just Posted

Local Liberal MP Jati Sidhu says he forgives Trudeau for brownface photos

Sidhu says Trudeau ‘didn’t know any better’ and that photos will prompt discussion

Local Liberal candidate says ad showing him with Abbotsford police officer was ‘not acceptable’

Jati Sidhu said advertisement only appeared for 30 minutes and was created by Montreal company

Cache Creek councillor has committee appointments rescinded

Council also presented with need for roof repairs to Cache Creek fire hall

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

HUB Online Network finding its feet, documenting the region

New venture already has nearly three dozen videos up on YouTube channel

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Most Read