December 19, 2013

Finding useful, updated health and wellness information and managing your own health care is now easier than ever with new online tools. CAMC's PatientLink portal and its Health Information Center are convenient ways to keep track of your test results, check symptoms and check on the latest news to keep you healthy.

PatientLink is a secure portal available to anyone who has been a patient at CAMC. Patients can find test results and other pertinent documents related to their health care, such as lab tests, imaging reports, visit summaries and living will, and medical power of attorney documents. PatientLink allows you convenient 24/7 access to your own information. Most results will be available for view within 36 hours of the test or hospital discharge.

To sign up, visit and fill out the online request form. Your information will then be matched to your medical record, and you will receive an email to complete the process. Lab and pathology results are available from July 2012 forward and all other tests from December 2013 forward.

CAMC's online Health Information Center is also available as a link within PatientLink so that users can look up tests and procedure information. It features thousands of articles on health topics, a symptom checker for adults and children, a drug interaction checker, healthy recipes, interactive quizzes, podcasts and videos. Health topics in the site are linked to the services and physician directory on For example, if you are viewing information about cardiac catheterizations, you will find links to CAMC's cardiac services website and a directory of physicians who perform those procedures.

The content within the site is peer-reviewed and updated to ensure that you receive the latest health information. It is very patient-friendly, and articles are easy to share on social media sites, email to others or print as needed.

CAMC has also increased the quality and ease of delivery of educational materials to inpatients with the integration of CareNotes, CAMC's inpatient education resource, into the Soarian clinical information system. CareNotes gives health care providers immediate access to patient education resources. Health care providers benefit from the specific "Hot Lists" developed for their patient populations, and the right click functionality allows providers the ability to access patient resources directly into their workflow process. The information given to the patient is automatically added into the patient's electronic medical record. Viewing the actual resources that have been given to the patient promotes an opportunity to reinforce effective teaching and learning as well as provide a consistent standard of care.

Important links to remember:

PatientLink –
Health Information Center –

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