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Seattle - MyVirginiaMason Patient Web Portal Launches

Patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center now have a new tool to help them manage their health. MyVirginiaMason is a secure Web portal that allows patients to manage their care from any computer. After several weeks of piloting with staff and specific groups of patients, MyVirginiaMason is now available to anyone receiving outpatient care at Virginia Mason facilities.

Registered users are able to:

  • request, review or cancel appointments;
  • renew established prescriptions;
  • review lab results;
  • send and receive secure messages from their care team; and 
  • review a summary of their health record.
"MyVirginiaMason is a tremendous leap forward in both convenience and quality of care for our patients," said Ingrid Gerbino, MD, an internal medicine specialist at Virginia Mason Lynnwood. "Gone is the hassle of needing to pick up the phone during office hours to make an appointment, ask a non-urgent medical question, renew a prescription or find out your lab results. All of these services are now available 24/7 using a keyboard and a mouse."

Studies have shown patient portals are not only more convenient, but actually help patients become more engaged in their care. Other studies suggest providers are able to deliver better information and care when patients communicate with them directly in writing rather than through messages taken by third parties or delivered during rushed phone calls.

"For more than a decade, we have been using the Virginia Mason Production System to deliver care designed around the needs of our patients," said Gary S. Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason and a practicing physician at the medical center's Kirkland clinic. "MyVirginiaMason is a quantum leap forward in improving convenience, quality and access for every patient who chooses to enroll."

MyVirginiaMason is not the same as email or a public website. It is a password protected and encrypted secure Web portal that ensures patient privacy. For that reason, patients must enroll in person at any Virginia Mason location, usually during their next appointment.

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  Last Post: October 25, 2016 | View Comments(2)

looking at my portal remarks

tim mcdonnell,  v.p.October 25, 2016
Junea



Dr.Kobashi, I had an interstim inserted on May 16. On May 22, a the left end of the incision opened and fluid was leaking. I called the urology department and talk to Kelsy. She told me to use steri strips and use triple anti-biotic cream. I immediately did that. On Wednesday, it was still draining. I saw a doctor who further drained the area and cauterized it with silver nitrate. On Friday, I called VM, but no one called me back. I called on Tuesday, but once again nobody called me back. My husband tells me there is definitely a hole and I am still draining. The drainage is somewhat lessened. However it is still draining.

Mary PatrickJune 01, 2016
Yakima, WA




     

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