CVMC MYHealth Patient Portal Offers Instant Access to Personal Health Information

HICKORY, NC – Jan 23, 2015 – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is pleased to offer a new tool to enable patients to take a more active role in managing their ongoing care with secure and convenient online access to personal electronic health records. With online access to the MYHealth Patient Portal, patients gain access to the information derived from data captured during visits at CVMC including laboratory and radiology results, hospital and outpatient visit history, and discharge/aftercare information.

“We think the patient portal will empower patients to assume a more active role in their healthcare, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes,” said Scott Echelberger, CVMC Vice President. “The added flexibility of accessing health information on your time, from virtually anywhere can be beneficial to patients and providers alike as it improves communication regardless of whether care is provided in an outpatient or hospital setting.”

Patients interested in enrolling in MYHealth Patient Portal should visit MYHealth Patient Portal website or contact CVMC by email at myhealth@catawbavalleymc.org. Patients may also call 828.326.2679 for more information about enrolling in the MYHealth Patient Portal.

ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory, NC, is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system serving the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014 and has been recognized by WomenCertified® with Women’s Choice Awards for America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2012, 2013 & 2014; Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics in 2013, 2014 & 2015; America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013 & 2014; and America’s Best Hospitals in Cancer Care in 2014. CVMC received the 2013 & 2014 Premier Inc. QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare recognizing its reduction in harm, mortality, readmissions and costs and improvements in metrics for patient experience and evidence-based care. For more information, please visit http://www.catawbavalleymedical.org.

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