COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Health Care providers have long believed that an informed patient plays a vital role in the delivery of health care. To encourage patients to be more involved in their care, MU physicians have worked with the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation to give patients access to their notes at the click of a button. Notes are available on MU Health Care’s patient portal, MU Healthe, for most outpatient clinic visits dating back to Dec. 1, 2014.
“At MU Health Care, we believe that patients should be a part of the health care team,” said Thomas Selva, M.D., chief medical information officer for MU Health Care and professor of clinical child health at the MU School of Medicine. “By making clinic notes available to patients through our secure online portal, patients can play a more active and informed role in their health care. Our goal is for patients to ultimately have better outcomes and lead healthier lives.”
When a patient visits an MU Health Care clinic, the health care team records various details of the visit. This record serves as a summary for providers, and now patients, to reference. These notes can include clinical observations, diagnostic test results and other details of a patient’s care. These notes are automatically synced with MU Healthe, allowing patients to log on to view them after the provider has completed his or her documentation.
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