Albertans will be able to create their own personal online health record

By the end of the year, Albertans will be able to create their own personal online health record through

By the end of the year, Albertans will be able to create their own personal online health record through

Launched in 2011, is a provincial government initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services to provide the public with health information and health management tools.

Alberta Health spokesperson Timothy Wilson said personal health records will allow people to keep track and update their basic health information like weight, allergies and health conditions.

The system will also connect to the Pharmaceutical Information Network so people can see a list of their prescriptions.

“This is the individual’s information. It’s their account. They control it. It will be up to them if they want to share it with their health care providers,” Wilson said.

Alberta already has an electronic health record system, Alberta Netcare, that allows health professionals to share and access patient information.

He said personal health records will be password protected by the individual as well as by the province according to industry standards and will subject to all the privacy legislation the government is beholden to as custodians of information.

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