Innovative portal provides patients with optimized convenient mobile access to their health records, cancer care resources and secure online messaging with their care team.
The Woodlands, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) - McKesson Specialty Health’s secure online patient portal, My Care Plus, now reaches and impacts more than 100,000 oncology patients across the nation. The ground-breaking oncology-specific portal provides a new and efficient way for physicians to securely message patients online, satisfying Stage 2 of Meaningful Use patient engagement objectives. My Care Plus empowers patients to take a more active role in their care by enabling them to securely access their health records, communicate with their care team, and easily acquire helpful information about their condition and care from reputable oncology-specific educational resources from any device, anywhere.
My Care Plus patient health information is downloaded directly from iKnowMedSM EHR or iKnowMed Generation 2 electronic health record (EHR), providing patients with access to their personal health information. iKnowMed EHR, iKnowMed Generation 2 and My Care Plus were the first oncology specific EHRs and patient portal certified for Meaningful Use earlier this year.
“My Care Plus is establishing a new standard of excellence in patient engagement technology,” said Dan Lodder, vice president of Technology Sales, Services & Portals, McKesson Specialty Health. “It was designed to support patients throughout their cancer journey and help practices communicate, educate and inform the patients they serve. Physicians and practice staff have access to customized, user-friendly tools to enhance patient care while satisfying Stage 1 and 2 of Meaningful Use. Patients also benefit from quick and easy access to comprehensive information and resources needed to make informed care decisions, as well as the ability to securely communicate and share health information with their care team.”
Recent functionality enhancements to My Care Plus provide an even better patient experience while fostering the physician/patient relationship and driving efficiencies for practices. The newly enhanced My Care Plus extends patient care beyond the office to drive patient engagement by delivering many patient benefits, such as:
“McKesson Specialty Health is continually developing innovative technology to improve patient outcomes and the overall patient experience,” said Lodder. “My Care Plus is the latest example of our patient-centric focus, providing cancer patients with the oncology-specific tools and resources they need to play a more active, informed role in their care.”
About McKesson Specialty Health
McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation, empowers the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care. Through innovative clinical, research, business and operational solutions, facilitated by integrated technology systems, we focus on improving the financial health of our customers so they may provide the best care to their patients. For more information, visit www.mckessonspecialtyhealth.com.