February 25, 2016 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre announced today that MyChart™ version 2.0, Sunnybrook’s online personal health record (PHR) service and program, has achieved Infoway’s Consumer Health Application certification.
“I applaud Sunnybrook for achieving Infoway’s Category II Uni-Directional Consumer Health Application certification,” says Dennis Giokas, Chief Technology Officer, Canada Health Infoway. “This accomplishment means their product is a trusted, interoperable digital health solution that conforms to national standards.”
In order to achieve certification, Sunnybrook underwent an assessment process to demonstrate that it met the standards set by Infoway’s Certification Services.
"MyChart™ is a mature and proven consumer health solution and we are very pleased to have achieved Infoway certification,” says Sarina Cheng, Director, Health Records and MyChart™ Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “This solution empowers users with 24/7 access to their clinical and personal health information, which is captured all in one place."
Sunnybrook’s MyChart™ is an online PHR service and program developed in-house in 2005. It was designed specifically for patients to share access with their clinicians and/or family members. All 1.7 million Sunnybrook patient records in the hospital electronic patient record (EPR) system are available online for patients to securely access. Sunnybrook’s MyChart™ currently has close to 100,000 active online users and is accessed and shared globally in 159 countries. MyChart™ has partnered with multiple hospitals, lab organizations, and other health organizations.
Infoway Certification Services provides a process to certify trusted, standards-based health information solutions. It offers pre-implementation certification for the following technology classes:
- Consumer Health Application
- Consumer Health Platform
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Drug Information System
- Electronic Medical Record
- Immunization Registry
- Client Registry
- Provider Registry
About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of health care for the 1.2 million patients the hospital cares for each year through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff and volunteers. An internationally recognized leader in research and education and a full affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguishes Sunnybrook as one of Canada’s premier academic health sciences centres. Sunnybrook specializes in caring for high-risk pregnancies, critically-ill newborns and adults, offering specialized rehabilitation and treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological and psychiatric disorders, orthopaedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries. The Hospital also has a unique and national leading program for the care of Canada’s war veterans. For more information about how Sunnybrook is inventing the future of health care please visit us online at www.sunnybrook.ca.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.
For more information:
Communications Advisor, Communications & Stakeholder Relations Department
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Tel: 416-480-6100 x2663