Akron Children’s Hospital works hard to stay on the forefront of today’s changing patient demands. We continue to add services and bring families the latest MyChart tools to make managing their children’s health simple, swift and stress-free.
In April, MyChart is launching Happy Together, which presents users with a single, merged view of their health records across many organizations. Instead of having to log in and out of several MyChart portals, patient families can now see combined views of their children’s health records in an easy-to-read format.
Even if a patient family does not have an active MyChart account with another organization, they can link the outside medical chart to Akron Children’s MyChart to view their medications, allergies and health issues, for example.
If the patient does have an active MyChart account with an outside organization, then the family will be able to see their test results, message providers and schedule appointments with the outside organization through Akron Children’s MyChart.
“Happy Together helps to eliminate gaps in care and delivers faster, more efficient patient care across organizations,” said Kelley Conrad, MyChart specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Open Scheduling Expands
In addition, open scheduling is now available for Akron Children’s Quick Care in Boardman. Patient families can schedule an appointment online or walk-in to receive the next available appointment for minor illnesses and injuries, including earaches, sore throat, insect bites, rashes or fever, as well as sports physicals (seasonal).
The office is open Monday – Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Quick Care offers families another option for after-hours care for minor illnesses,” Kelley said. “With Quick Care, families can avoid the potential long wait times and high costs of Emergency Departments. In fact, Quick Care accepts the same copay as our pediatrician offices.”
Additional MyChart Enhancements
Look for these additional MyChart enhancements coming April 7:
- Streamlined direct scheduling, including the ability to save favorite appointments for faster scheduling
- “Schedule Now” buttons appearing next to health reminders, such as flu shot overdue, to eliminate users having to manually navigate to the scheduling system
- A new tab appearing if records are released to MyChart, as a way for users to share that information with other providers, instead of having to print it out
For more questions about MyChart, call 330-543-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. During the transition on April 7, MyChart will be down at midnight for a few hours.