Electronic Medical Records

mychartFor as long as anyone can remember, patient’s medical records have been hand written and kept in a filing cabinet in each provider’s office. In order to access this information it was necessary to call the doctor’s office and have the requested information read  over the phone, or have it sent through the mail.

Now the modern way for patients to access their medical records at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is through an electronic health record system called MyChart.  This system allows the patient access, in a secure manner, portions of their health record online. Patients can have access to their lab results, immunization history, allergies, medication list, and their ambulatory care and emergency room visit summaries.  Patients can also see what appointments they have on their schedule, can ask their physicians questions and request medication refills.

To use MyChart a patient must set up account. This is an easy process and only takes a few minutes. If you are a patient at Jamaica Hospital and would like to have access to your medical records through MyChart, please ask one of our registration associates who can assist you.

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