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Secure Patient Portal Lets You Access Your Health Information

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If you've had an appointment at the Cancer Center over the past few months, you may have heard about

This secure website, known as a portal, gives all patients at Michigan Medicine online access to certain health information. An activation code will appear on your after-visit summary at your next clinic visit. You can also request a code by visiting MyUofMHealth.orggoing to a new website and clicking "Request one now." With this code, you can log into 24/7 to view information and perform tasks related to your care:

View your health records online

  • See pieces of your medical records since last Aug. 15, when the portal became available, such as certain test results, current medications you're taking, listed allergies and immunization history.
  • View your medical history, which will show some of your previous diagnoses, procedures you've had and family history information you've shared with your care team.
  • Utilize tools, such as recommended reading materials based on your condition.
  • Print your information easily by clicking the printer button on the upper right-hand corner. These can be used as informal records for when you're traveling or for reference at office visits.

Pay your bills online

  • View your billing account summary. You'll be able to see some of your hospital and other services received after Feb. 1, 2012.
  • Pay your bills online using a credit card.

Message your care team

  • Send a question to the care team providers you've seen since Aug. 15. All this information is kept secure. The portal shouldn't be used for urgent medical concerns, but is a great way to share concerns about a test result or ask questions about side effects of a new medication.

Request appointments online

  • See upcoming and past appointments, cancel appointments up to 24 hours before your scheduled time and request new appointments.
  • Cancer Center staff will contact you to confirm whether your requested time for a new appointment is available. View health information for your child, spouse or other patient.
  • Use a function called “proxy access” to allow a parent, guardian or other individual (like a spouse, family member or friend) to access YOUR health information.
  • Because of the sensitive nature of medical information, you'll have to complete a form at the clinic or use the online form in order to ensure your privacy.

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Thrive Issue: 
Winter, 2013