VAN NUYS, CA – Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce
the recent launch of its Patient Portal, an interactive tool that enables
patients and their authorized representatives to access and share health
The Valley Presbyterian Hospital Patient Portal is aimed at engaging patients
in their health care plan. Once enrolled in the system, patients will
be able to view laboratory and radiology reports, medications, allergies,
demographic information, visit history and discharge/aftercare information
from their phone, tablet, computer, or any Internet-enabled device.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital is among a few hospitals in the San Fernando
Valley region to make health care information available to its patients
online under new federal requirements designed to increase patient access
to health information.
"We are excited to offer our patients and their authorized representatives
the convenience of a Patient Portal," said Jeff Allport, Valley Presbyterian
Hospital's Vice President & Chief Information Officer. "We
believe this will help patients and their caregivers to become more informed
and engaged, while increasing the communication, efficiency and productivity
of our health care providers, leading to better outcomes."
Valley Presbyterian Hospital's Patient Portal is powered by MEDITECH,
one of the world's largest electronic health record providers. MEDITECH
services 2,300 hospitals internationally, including 1,400 hospitals across
the United States.
The Patient Portal is completely secure, so patients can be confident their
private health information is protected. In the coming months, the Patient
Portal will be expanded to offer patients other functions that will add
additional value to their care experience.
"Navigating the health care environment often can be difficult, especially
due to the number of care transitions that take place throughout the patient's
course of care and treatment," said Jean Rico, Valley Presbyterian
Hospital's Senior Vice President of Quality. "Through the Patient
Portal, we are empowering patients to be active decision makers in their
health care and to determine who needs access their health information.
We believe this will lead to more coordinated care and increased patient
ABOUT VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian
hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community
for more than 50 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute
care hospitals in the Valley region and continues to provide patient-centered
care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology
and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.