Physicians who refer patients to Loyola University Health System now can directly access their patients' electronic health records at Loyola.
The system, LoyolaConnect, is the first of its kind in the western suburbs. It will improve communications between referring physicians and Loyola doctors, and reduce time-consuming phone calls, faxes and paper transactions.
LoyolaConnect will make it easier for physicians to follow patients referred to Loyola. For example, when a patient completes an appointment or is hospitalized at Loyola University Health System, the referring physician will receive an e-mail alert. The physician then can log on to a secure account and read physician notes, see lab and radiology results or view the entire chart.