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How do you access My Chart for Christ Hospital?

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To access the MyChart service provided by the Christ Hospital, visit your physician, ask for an activation code to log in to the Christ Hospital website, and create a new user ID and password. You can also sign up for the service during an office visit if arranged beforehand.

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Although the MyChart service is not intended for urgent medical matters, patients can use it to schedule appointments with their physicians, request prescription refills and review their medical information by perusing their MyChart electronic health records. Patients can access the service through the Christ Hospital website or by using the MyChart mobile app on their smartphones and tablets.

The MyChart service is free, and it allows patients to see their test results online after their physicians review them, which typically takes up to 14 days. The downside is that patients cannot access the test results that the health care provider deems sensitive. Another downside is that the electronic health records do not always reflect accurate information. In such cases, patients can contact their physicians and ask them to rectify the inaccuracies. The system alleviates this problem by updating the electronic health records of patients after each visit.

Family members of a patient can access his electronic health record by using the proxy functionality of the MyChart service after submitting a proxy consent form to one of the Christ Hospital medical facilities.

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