Electronic Health Records
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has traded our paper medical records for electronic health records. Our electronic health record system is called “Care Navigator.”
An electronic health record (EHR) keeps track of important information about you and your health. Along with your doctor’s notes, your record has your medications and allergies, and the results of your medical tests.
Electronic health records can enhance patient care by:
- Sharing information easily between doctors and between doctors and patients
- Making information easily available when and where it is needed
This is an ongoing process. Some areas of Connecticut Children’s began using electronic health records in 2012. Some areas will not begin using them until 2015.
Patients and parents will be able to sign up to see parts of their electronic health record using the internet. Learn more about MyChart »
In the future, doctors who work outside of the hospital will also be able to use the internet to view patient information. Until then, your primary care doctor will be sent data about your visit to Connecticut Children’s.
We take your privacy very seriously. We obey HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and state rules to keep patient information protected.
Please note: Our new electronic health record system allows us to send you statements from Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on the same form. See an example »