New website for health records & clinical documentation
Health Information Professionals Week is from March 26 to April 1, 2017, and to celebrate, there is a new website dedicated to health information resources: himconnect.ca!
The new website is a one-stop shop designed to help patients, researchers and institutions learn how to access health records, and to provide clinical documentation resources for physicians and clinicians.
Going online and mobile-friendly
Typically patients and their family members are dependent on clinicians to provide information on how to access health records. Increasingly, more empowered patients want to access information through the internet and even on their mobile phones and devices. This new website helps to direct people to the appropriate Records Management office from one of the many Lower Mainland locations (see our comprehensive Location Map with contact numbers).
Q&A for patients on the site:
- What is a health record?
- How can I access an Authorization for the Release of Health Records?
- How do I request a copy of my/child’s health records?
- Who can sign the authorization form?
- Do I need parental consent if I am a child?
- What if a patient is incapable of giving consent?
Making clinical documentation resources available anywhere
Following best practices for clinical documentation are important components to consistently and effectively complete and communicate critical patient care information. Physicians and clinicians often require technical support for the range of software and technologies related to documentation. The himconnect.ca website offers more centralized phone and email contacts and other critical reference material to support providers.
Q&A for physicians and clinicians on the site:
- How do I copy a patient to receive their transcribed report?
- What is Front End Speech Recognition (FESR)?
- What is the required content of a Discharge Summary?
- What training opportunities are available?
Visit the site today
For any questions related to health records and clinical documentation access we encourage VCH staff to point them to www.himconnect.ca.
Please watch for more fresh content and updates over the coming months.
About Health Information Management (HIM)
HIM is a leader in the collection, storage, and use of patient information within British Columbia. As a consolidated Lower Mainland department of Providence Health Care, HIM has staff at 42 geographically dispersed locations across Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health, including six regional cancer centres.
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