AH public info campaign about personal health record tools may raise questions

January 24, 2014

In February 2014, Alberta Health (AH) and Alberta Health Services will be launching a promotional campaign that will raise public awareness about Alberta Netcare and MyHealth.Alberta.ca – the provider and the personal health record tools available in our province.

Albertans have growing expectations about how their health information is managed and a growing interest in having access to their own health information.

The first part of the campaign will raise awareness of Alberta Netcare and how it relates to MyHealth.Alberta.ca. The second and third parts of the campaign will educate and encourage Albertans to use MyHealth.Alberta.ca and the Personal Health Record as their access point into their health records.

After seeing the advertising, your patients may ask you questions, as you are the person they trust most and are their first point of contact with the health system.

To support you, AH has developed a webpage with some anticipated questions, as well as an information pamphlet that you can either print or request copies from AH free of charge. These information pieces may be useful to have on hand for interested patients in your location.

For more information please visit: www.MyHealth.Alberta.ca/eHealthforproviders or contact the program team at PHP@gov.ab.ca.

 

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.