Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Largest Memphis Hospital System Offering Patient Portal

4/2/2014

 Methodist Le Bonheur Communications

With the continued expansion of its secure online patient portal, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) becomes the largest Memphis-based hospital healthcare system to provide patients an online portal so they can actively manage their healthcare, safely and securely online.

 

The portal, myMethodist is an online health management tool for patients that allow patients to access important health information at their convenience.  Through the MLH patient portal, patients can request appointments, pay their bill, view their electronic health record, request a prescription refill, review lab and test results, as well as communicate directly with their physician through the Health eShare Direct Project,  a secure email-like service.

 

MLH first went live with their electronic medical record in 2000. Using the same electronic medical record over a number of years allows patients to have access to historical information, which is particularly beneficial to patients with long-term medical conditions.   

 

"We're focused on collaborating with our patients and their families to help them be more active participants in their care," said Alastair MacGregor, MD, senior vice president and chief healthcare information officer for MLH. "myMethodist is a convenient way for patients to have secure access to information at their convenience on their computer, tablet or smart phone."

 

"Better communications with patients is a key component to delivering the highest-quality care," said Michael Ugwueke, executive vice president and COO for MLH. "Patients and their families are growing more accustomed to doing things online. myMethodist just gives us another tool to engage patients in better coordinating their care and help them in managing their health."

 

About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

 

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is an integrated health care delivery system based in Memphis, Tenn.  Founded in 1918 by The United Methodist Church to help meet the growing needs for quality health care in the Mid-South, MLH has grown from one hospital into an eight-hospital system that also includes a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities and physician practices serving the Memphis and Mid-South area.

 

Methodist was recently named the best hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report, the #2 hospital in Tennessee, and #49 nationally in nephrology.  Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has consistently been named one of the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks in the country.

 

The Memphis hospitals are licensed as one and with 1,765 licensed beds and about 60,000 inpatient admissions, Methodist is the third largest hospital in the country.  With 11,000 associates, Methodist is the second largest private employer in Memphis.  Methodist Le Bonheur's major areas of focus are: cardiology, oncology, neurosciences, transplant, and pediatrics. For more information visit www.methodisthealth.org.