Saskatchewan residents may be able to access their medical history through an online platform as, eHealth Saskatchewan, evaluates recent pilot project.

Citizen Health Information Portal or CHIP, was first introduced as a six month pilot project in January 2016 and gave participants access to their personal health information through a secure online platform.

Lisa Adam, director of communications at eHealth, said information through the pilot project that participants could access included:
• laboratory results
• medications
• vaccines and immunizations
• hospital visits

During the pilot, she stated that users were also able to view their medical history, add personal health information, set reminders to take medications, track trends in their health data and results, they were also able to record upcoming appointments in their CHIP profile.

Cora Knuttila, administrator at the personal care home, Eatonia Oasis Living, shared that she wished this program was available when she was having to provide support and care for a family member. She said having everything in one place that is easily accessible could greatly benefit not only the patient but family members, care-givers and medical professionals as well.

The pilot project had a total of 1100 participants and Adam stated although it was initially intended to take place over the course of six months, the pilot was extended. Residents are no longer able to sign up for the CHIP pilot project, however, the 1100 original participants are still able to access and use the platform. 

According to the eHealth website, they are now reviewing the comments and survey results from the participants and Adam said they are continuing to work on determining the next steps involved in rolling out a province-wide program like CHIP. Citizens who are interested are able to email [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list should a province-wide program be implemented. 

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