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New Health Portal for Patients

August 5, 2014

Boone County Hospital (BCH) is pleased to offer a new Health Portal for patients.  This interactive web portal will empower patients and their families to take a more active role in their care by providing easy, secure access to their health information and online communication with BCH and its affiliated clinics.

Initially, the Health Portal will give patients over the age of 18 access to their health information, including laboratory and radiology results, medications, allergies, demographic information, history, and more; patients will also be able to view their appointments.       
 
Several other features will be added in 2015.  Patients will be able to request and track their appointments online; they can request appointments for specific timeframes, add comments and contact information and receive an email confirmation once an appointment is scheduled.  A central appointment page will display their list of scheduled and pending appointments.  Here, they can review appointment details and if necessary, request to reschedule or cancel appointments.  The portal is a convenient way for patients to request changes to their demographic and contact information prior to their visits.  
 
Other added features in 2015 include patient access to outstanding balances.  Communication with the patient’s physician will also be an added benefit.  The patient can submit questions through a secure messaging center and receive their physicians’ responses.  Email notifications alert them to any new activity on their portal such as test results, messages, or appointments.
 
“We are pleased to be able to offer this service to our patients and their families,” says Matthew Sabus, BCH Information Systems Director.  “It will allow them to have access to their patient information at their fingertips.  It will be a convenient tool they can access any time of day or night.”
 
Anyone 18 and over interested in enrolling in Health Portal can log on to https://portal.boonehospital.com or ask about it the next time you are at BCH.  BCH encourages all of our patients to enroll in this convenient tool as it presents a valuable opportunity for patients and their families to actively participate in their care, which contributes to better health.

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