The "MyAHS Connect" (myahsconnect.ahs.ca) patient portal launched with Wave 1 of the Connect Care clinical information system (CIS). The portal allows patients and designated members of their decision-making unit to participate more fully in health maintenance and care.
Patients can be invited to register for MyAHS Connect access after encounters with facilities or services where Connect Care is the record of care. It is also possible for physicians to initiate the access process for any patient at any time. Instructions for patient self-activation appear in After Visit Summaries (AVS) which may be printed by staff at hospital or clinic discharge, or at any time by physicians.
Once patients are active MyAHS Connect users, this is indicated to providers using Connect Care and it becomes possible to manage communications and information sharing with the enrolled patient.
Physicians may be asked to facilitate things like proxy access, where patients seek to share their MyAHS Connect information with family members or persons formally designated to assist with healthcare decision-making.