Did you know that 91% of Americans have access to an online health record? However, only one-third of them actually use it. This means that millions of people are missing out on the benefits of having easy access to their health information. One platform that has been gaining popularity in recent years is SSM Health My Chart. In this post, we will explore the benefits of using SSM Health My Chart, and provide practical tips on how to get started.
What is SSM Health My Chart?
SSM Health My Chart is an online platform that allows patients to access their health records, communicate with their healthcare providers, and manage their appointments and prescriptions. It is available to all SSM Health patients, and can be accessed from any device with internet access.
Why is SSM Health My Chart important?
There are several reasons why SSM Health My Chart is important:
- Easy access to health records: With SSM Health My Chart, patients can view their health records, including lab results, medications, and allergies, from anywhere, at any time. This makes it easier to keep track of important health information and share it with healthcare providers.
- Improved communication with healthcare providers: SSM Health My Chart allows patients to communicate with their healthcare providers securely and conveniently. Patients can send messages, schedule appointments, and request prescription refills, without having to wait on hold or visit the doctor’s office.
- Better coordination of care: SSM Health My Chart helps to improve coordination of care between different healthcare providers. Patients can grant access to their health records to other healthcare providers, which can help to prevent medical errors and ensure that everyone is on the same page.
- Increased patient engagement: SSM Health My Chart empowers patients to take an active role in their healthcare by providing them with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions.
How to get started with SSM Health My Chart
Step 1: Enroll in SSM Health My Chart
The first step to using SSM Health My Chart is to enroll in the program. Patients can enroll online or in person at their next appointment. To enroll online, patients will need to provide their name, date of birth, and contact information.
Step 2: Verify your identity
After enrolling, patients will need to verify their identity. This can be done either online or in person at an SSM Health facility. Patients will need to provide a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, to verify their identity.
Step 3: Log in to SSM Health My Chart
Once enrolled and verified, patients can log in to SSM Health My Chart from any device with internet access. Patients will need to provide their username and password to access their health records.
Step 4: Explore the features of SSM Health My Chart
SSM Health My Chart offers a variety of features to help patients manage their healthcare. Some of the key features include:
- Viewing health records: Patients can view their health records, including lab results, medications, and allergies.
- Communicating with healthcare providers: Patients can send messages to their healthcare providers, schedule appointments, and request prescription refills.
- Managing appointments: Patients can view upcoming appointments and schedule new appointments.
- Managing prescriptions: Patients can view their current prescriptions and request refills.
- Accessing health education materials: SSM Health My Chart offers a variety of health education materials to help patients learn more about their health.
SSM Health My Chart is a powerful tool that can help patients take control of their healthcare. By providing easy access to health records, improving communication with healthcare providers, and empowering patients to be more engaged in their healthcare, SSM Health My Chart is helping to improve the quality of care for millions of patients. If you are an SSM Health patient, we encourage you to enroll in SSM Health My Chart today and start experiencing the benefits for yourself.