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MyHealth Records: Lab Results Online For Patients Via My Personal Records

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In the Community, January Messenger 2021 | Posted January 20, 2021

In 2021, Albertans will be able to view more lab test results in MyHealth Records (MHR), the single access point for Albertans’ personal health information. These lab results will be viewable through the My Personal Records (MPR) application. This change is being made to provide Albertans with more access to their health information, and as an additional safety net for patient care within the system. These results will be viewable as soon as they are released by the lab:

  • About 95 per cent of the most commonly-ordered (by volume) lab test results will be viewable by Feb. 1, 2021.
  • All remaining lab tests, including more complex results in microbiology, pathology and genetics, will be available in MPR by July 1, 2021.

Lab results ordered from all sites in Alberta, including labs ordered during inpatient and emergency visits will be included in MPR. Once the changes are in place, new users will see an 18-month retrospective view of any lab results slated for release. Existing users will not have labs added retroactively, but they will be able to see the expanded lab results moving forward.

After the changes, patients will have immediate access to more of their own information. Providers may notice some changes in their patterns of work, and may need to consider giving patients more information about the implications of different results when initially ordering a test. Physicians and other providers will continue to have access to results information through their usual channels, including Alberta Netcare.

To support Albertans, Alberta has created, a trusted source of health information. MyHealth Records Support is available at 1-844-401-4016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, 24 hours daily. Technical assistance is available between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (MT), Monday to Friday, but a connection to 811 for health-related inquiries, including test results, is available at all times.

For more information about lab results online, please visit FAQ: MyHealth Records: Lab Results Online via My Personal Records.

The Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Health Services will be hosting webinars for providers:

Webinar: Real Time Release of Labs to Patients: What This Means to Your Practice

: Dr. Allen Ausford, Dr. Brad Bahler, Dr. Jay Easaw, Dr. Rob Hayward, Dr. Nigel Flook

Date Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021 Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021
Time 12:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
Moderator Dr. Heidi Fell, Informatics Chair, Alberta Medical Association Dr. Stuart Rosser, Interim Chief Medical Information Officer, Alberta Health Services
Register Register for Jan. 20, 2021 Register for Jan. 27, 2020

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