My Health Records

When will patients be trusted with the keys? There are reasons that the health care system needs health advocates and navigators. The health care system is complex, and many patients feel they are not real partners in their care. One patient lamented to me that they felt like they were being ‘blown off’ by their […]

Why the Co-op provides a social networking site

My Health Information Co-op’s social networking site is an alternative to using Facebook.  The site serves the Co-op’s mission of improving health literacy which Health Canada defines as the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, understand necessary health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. It’s simple – patients shouldn’t use Facebook […]

How I Got Involved: so I won’t have to start over…again

By Sophie Heizer When you have an invisible illness and already feel like shit, it’s difficult to convince other people of it. You need access to your health records and knowledge about how to talk about your illness to get the treatment you need. These resources, particularly because I moved countries twice, would have helped […]

How I Got Involved: to ease patient frustration

By Founder and Director Doug Balson The idea to start a co-op formed when I worked for the B.C. Ministry of Health. Then, it solidified when I helped a family member set up the Canadian Pituitary Patient Network and Alberta Pituitary Patient Society. Patients in these groups told stories that made it clear Canadians need help […]

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Join Us in pursuing better health through better access to personal health records. When you join the co-op, we liberate your Canadian health record so you can view, protect, understand, and use them on your terms. Follow us now to be alerted when we’re open for early registration. Join the conversation on Twitter (@MyHealthInfoCo) or […]