Chart Your Course
If you are an OSU patient, ask your healthcare provider to sign you up for OSUMyChart.
Long gone are the days when you were not permitted to view your own medical chart. Electronic medical records now not only allow you to see your chart, but to help maintain it. The Ohio State University offers patients OSUMyChart, an online connection to their healthcare provider's office.
Electronic Medical Records
OSUMyChart offers patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their electronic medical record. You also can:
- Request a doctor's appointment
- Renew a prescription
- View health summary information
- See lab and radiology results
- Access your medical chart from a smartphone
"This electronic medical record has been a game-changer," says Neeraj Tayal, MD, an internal medical specialist at The Ohio State University Medical Center. "The ability to communicate directly with my patients has dramatically improved the patient experience."
There's an App for That
Not only can OSUMyChart be accessed from any home computer, it can now be visited through a free mobile application, or "app." Primary care doctors sign up patients for the program. "In March, Dr. Tayal told me the OSUMyChart app was about to launch, and I downloaded it just three days later," says Dee Goodman of Columbus, Dr. Tayal's patient and OSUMyChart's very first mobile user. "I immediately sent Dr. Tayal a message, saying, 'Hey, this is cool!'
"Now I have direct access to my physician and to my test results," she explains. "I like communicating directly with my doctor without going through anyone else. And with the mobile app, I don't have to be at my computer to do it."
"Chronic diseases are increasing, and that means the future of health care includes touching base more frequently with your doctor," says Dr. Tayal. "I enjoy using OSUMyChart to do that with my patients."