in state to offer access through single online portal
(Hartford, Conn. July
24, 2015) –
Saint Francis Care is the first healthcare
provider in the state to offer its patients the ability to connect medical records
from multiple providers through a single online portal – MyChartCentral.
provides the opportunity to link individual healthcare records from multiple
providers that also use the Epic electronic medical record platform. Through MyChartCentral,
patients can bring together their Saint Francis MyCare electronic health record with records from other providers
and view all their electronic medical data in one place.
is a game-changer for our patients,” said Linda Shanley, Vice President, Chief
Information Officer. “For the first time, they have access to all their health
records from different caregivers in one place. They have the ability to share
information with each of those providers which will allow for more efficient,
order to use the benefits of MyChartCentral,
patients must first register for a MyCare
account. Saint Francis patients are provided a MyCare activation code following discharge from the Hospital or by
requesting one from the www.SaintFrancisCare.com website and clicking on the
link to MyCare on the top of the
Francis initiated its MyCare online
electronic health record program in April, 2014 and rolled out access to its
physicians in the community on May 1, 2015.
patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical
records, allowing them to safely receive and manage information about their
health. With MyCare, patients can use
the Internet to: view their health summary from the MyCare electronic health record; view test results; and access
trusted health information resources.
the ability to schedule appointments online, request prescription refills,
communicate via email with caregivers and pay medical bills.
can also access MyCare on their
smartphone by downloading the Epic MyChart app – available for free in the app
store for both IOS and Android devices.
Saint Francis is one of three healthcare organizations in the state listed on
the Blue Button Connector website www.bluebuttonconnector.com This
government- sponsored site lists health insurance companies, hospitals,
clinics, providers, pharmacies, labs and immunization registries that provide
for patient access to medical records through an online portal such as MyCare and MyChartCentral.
Blue Button Initiative is a public-private partnership based at the Office of
the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in partnership with
the White House, US Department of Veteran Affairs, The Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services, and the Department of Defense.
Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north
central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed
for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest
Catholic hospital in New England. Other
major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners.
Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial
Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services
is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.
Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five
major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout
the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.