Three years ago Cincinnati Children’s began enrolling patients in MyChart – a confidential, online tool for families to view portions of their child’s Cincinnati Children’s medical record. In those three years, 9,203 patients have enrolled (as of August 2013) and we have added new functionality to give families easier access to the information they need.

What You’ll See in MyChart 

MyChart provides you with access to health information discussed during your child’s visit. Families can view after-visit and discharge summaries, appointment reminder letters, allergies, immunizations, current medications, diagnoses and lab/test results. Families who use MyChart appreciate the easy access to their information and feel more empowered to participate in their care.

New Look and Features

MyChart will soon get a new look and improved features. 

In November, we will roll out secure patient messaging in select clinics, enabling families to send a non-urgent message to their care team. Five clinics already use secure messaging:  The Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs, Colorectal Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Dermatology and Sickle Cell Center.  

We’ll also be piloting e-visits. Urology already uses the e-visit functionality for patients to complete an online questionnaire to help monitor care after select surgeries.  

MyChart will have a new search feature for test results and secure patient messaging, making it easier for families to find information they need. 

Parent accounts will have tabs at the top of the screen for each child with a MyChart account. Parents can click the tabs to easily move between accounts.  

Families who are already using MyChart will receive information about the changes soon.