We’re Connecting to Improve Your Care
Over the next six months, Johns Hopkins Medicine will roll out a new electronic medical record system that will help you be an active partner in your health care and improve the high-quality care you already receive. Through this new system, you will have access to a secure website called Johns Hopkins Medicine MyChart.
When MyChart becomes available at your location, you will be able to:
- Monitor your health care more closely
- View portions of your medical record, including most test results, diagnoses, medications and immunizations
- Send secure messages to your health care team
- Submit requests to update your medication and allergy lists
- Request appointments and view past and upcoming appointments
- Renew prescriptions
- View a summary of your visits and post- appointment instructions
- Access information from the Johns Hopkins Medicine record for your child under age 18 or for other family members (proxy authorization required)
Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an electronic medical record?
A: An electronic medical record system, often referred to as EMR, is a secure digital medical record containing a patient’s medical and treatment history. The EMR system Johns Hopkins is implementing is called Epic.
Q: Why is Johns Hopkins implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) system?
A: An EMR provides our physicians and care teams with convenient access to our patients’ medical information, supporting a more coordinated, informed approach to care. In addition, this system allows patients to have access to portions of their medical record through a secure website and the opportunity to be an active partner in their health care.
Q: When will I have access to my medical record?
A: When your provider has implemented the new electronic medical record system, you will be able to access portions of your medical record through a secure website called MyChart. Here is a general timeline:
- April 2013
- Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
- Johns Hopkins at Odenton
- Wilmer at Fredrick, Bel Air, Bethesda and Wyman Park
- May 2013
- Johns Hopkins at Green Spring and White Marsh
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (outpatient only)
- June 2013
- Howard County General Hospital
- Sibley Memorial Hospital
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (adult outpatient only)
- August 2013
- The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (outpatient only)
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (inpatient)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (inpatient)
- Suburban Hospital
Q: How can I gain access to MyChart?
A: When MyChart becomes available at your provider’s location, you can request an activation code with instructions on how to enroll.
Q: If I am a current MyJHCP user, will I be automatically enrolled in MyChart?
A: No. Because MyChart uses a different system that requires an activation code, current MyJHCP users cannot be automatically enrolled in MyChart.
Q: Will I have access to the same information in MyChart that I currently have in MyJHCP?