The Cleveland Clinic sometime in 2014 will make nearly all information in a patient’s electronic health record available via its Epic MyChart patient Web portal.

Patients currently can access via the portal their after-visit summary, medication and allergy lists, immunizations, diagnostic images and preventive care information. This month, the clinic will start automatically sending pathology reports to MyChart accounts after users have learned of the results from a physician. Beyond this information, patients wanting more of their record must contact the hospital to get hard copies--thumb drives or paper--of the EHR.

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