How about accessing your lab results on line or making an appointment without having to wait on hold for the doctor’s office?
The Barrie and Community Family Health Team are trying out a health portal where you can communicate with your doctor’s office via secure email.
So far, this health portal is being used by 12 Barrie doctors with about 1800 patients accessing it.
It makes it possible to have better communication with your doctor’s office as well as being able to ask a question or change an appointment during non business hours.
Dr. Brent Elsey says lab reports can be given through this on line service as some aspects of a person’s medical history.
It would be a big help to caregivers who may not live in the same city as a patient but need knowledge of their family members’ medications etc.
Elsey says its just the next step in health care.
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