Good Shepherd Health Care System Empowers Patients with the Ability to Access their Medical Record Online
Using state-of-the-art technology is nothing new for Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS). Now, with the advent of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), GSHCS is ready to implement the latest technology in the form of the GSHCS Patient Portal, empowering patients to access their EHR whenever and wherever they need.
According to Paula Cooney, Medical Records Manager at GSHCS, “The Patient Portal is a convenient and easy way for patients to be able to access their electronic health record from the Good Shepherd website (www. gshealth.org) or on their mobile devices. Patients will now have the ability to review laboratory and imaging results, see a list of their medications, review their allergies, make sure their demographic information is correct, see a listing of their visit history to GSHCS, and see their personal discharge or aftercare instructions provided by their physician.”
When asked if the GSHCS Patient Portal is accessible to anybody who lives in the community, Ms. Cooney shared, “Of course! The Patient Portal is truly accessible to anybody that has been a patient at GSHCS regardless of where they live. Time frame is also not a factor. If you previously accessed GSHCS’s services a year ago or yesterday, you will still be able to create a profile and view your health record information.”
Local physicians also laud the progressive nature of GSHCS’s Patient Portal. “I can tell you, as a physician who has practiced in Hermiston for 12 years, it is exciting to see that GSHCS is keeping pace and even surpassing other major medical centers in the implementation and use of technology. As for the patient, what a powerful tool for them to use to take charge of their personal health information,” said Gary Trupp, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist.
Patients and former patients who are interested in enrolling in the Good Shepherd Health Care System Patient Portal can contact Medical Records at 541.667.3621 or visit www.gshealth.org and enroll online.