MyChart Information for Physicians

MyChart Information for Physicians

 

 

Physicians: The charts below show a comparison between the type of medical information released by inpatient and ambulatory clinics with Epic EHR, and timing for such release.

MyChart offers patients secure online access to portions of their medical record. A patient may request a MyChart account through their ambulatory provider’s office (provider must use Epic electronic health record (EHR)) or in the hospital or emergency departments. Once a patient has a MyChart account, information from both ambulatory visits and hospital stays will be available.

The chart below shows a comparison between inpatient and ambulatory clinics (with Epic EHR) of the type of medical information released and other MyChart features:

Feature Swedish Health Services
Inpatient & ED
Clinics with Swedish EPIC electronic health record*
Messaging capapility No Yes
Appointment scheduling No Yes
Medical Record:
  Test Results Yes Yes
  Problem List Yes, if released by provider Yes, if release by provider
  Past Medical/Surgical History Yes Yes
  Medications Yes Yes
  Allergies Yes Yes
  Immunizations Yes Yes
  AVS Yes Yes

* Swedish Medical Group, Minor & James Medical, The Polyclinic, Orthopedic Physician Associates, Proliance Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Premier Health

The following table shows the timing of when specific test results and medical information will be released for viewing in MyChart. It is essential for providers to be timely in their review of test results to ensure they have been studied prior to the results being released to MyChart. It is very important that any ‘significant’ abnormal result be communicated with the patient in a timely manner.

Type of Medical Information Inpatient or Ambulatory   Timing of Release into MyChart After Results are 'Final'

Pathology

Inpatient

XX

Automatic release 30 days after discharge

Ambulatory

XX

Automatic release 7 days

Imaging

Inpatient

XX

Automatic release 7 days after discharge

Ambulatory

XX

Automatic release 7 days

Labs

Inpatient

Results 'Final' prior to discharge

Automatic release 1 day after discharge

Results 'Pending' at discharge

Normal results:
Automatic release 1 day after discharge

Abnormal results:
Automatic release at 7 days after discharge

Ambulatory

XX

Normal results:
Automatic release at 2 days

XX

 

Abnormal results:
Automatic release at 7 days

Problem List

Inpatient

XX

Manual release by provider*

Ambulatory

XX

Manual release by provider*

* The Problem List items and timing of release are at provider’s discretion.