Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth recently expanded features and added new functionality to its patient portal, My Navigator, to enhance patients’ electronic health record user experience and to make accessing personal health information more convenient, timely and transparent.
The free portal offers patients the ability to schedule appointments online and connect with their providers between visits via secure messaging, as well. Routine lab test results and provider notes are now available almost immediately after their visits, and My Navigator users can also access diagnostic imaging results after just four days.
To make signing up for the portal even easier, patients without a patient portal account can now self- enroll for My Navigator online with any device with internet access, simply using their medical record number or email address registered with EvergreenHealth. Patients previously needed to visit their provider’s office in person to initiate portal enrollment.
“The newest features of the My Navigator patient portal provide our patients with increased transparency regarding their personal health, allowing them to engage with their care and their provider at an even deeper level,” said Bob Malte, EvergreenHealth CEO. “Given that one of our core values at EvergreenHealth is accountability to our community, eliminating barriers to communication between patients and their providers is yet one more way we seek to be the community’s most trusted source for health care solutions.”
In addition to new features, the portal’s user interface was upgraded to ensure a more mobile-friendly experience, and to make the information patients seek most often easier to access.
The recent enhancements to My Navigator reflect EvergreenHealth’s commitment to evolving alongside its growing and changing community—providing access and an exceptional experience to patients when and where they need it. In addition to launching new patient-centered digital services and features, EvergreenHealth is in the midst of its 10-Year Master Facility Plan to upgrade facilities and infrastructure to ensure the health system can continue providing the best possible care in an environment of absolute safety. Learn more at www.evergreenhealth.com/future.
To sign up for My Navigator, patients may visit www.evergreenhealth.com/my-navigator. For assistance registering, or to obtain your medical record number, contact EvergreenHealth Health Information Management (Medical Records) at 425.899.1930, or contact your provider’s office.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care, infectious disease and travel medicine, and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 12 primary care practices, five urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health Network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
In 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades® and was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals, placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide based on its outstanding clinical performance. The health system was one of 750 hospitals in the country to earn an ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group and holds a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), one of only 337 nationwide. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
Sasha Weiler EvergreenHealth
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