Sask. residents can now access surgical procedure information online – 620 CKRM

Saskatchewan residents now have expanded access to their personal health information, as the new Surgical Procedures feature has been introduced on MySaskHealthRecord accounts.

This feature, the first of its kind in Canada, allows individuals with an account to view details about upcoming surgeries, including the scheduled procedure date, specialist or surgeon’s name, procedure name(s), location, and status.

Minister Tim McLeod of Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors, and Rural and Remote Health highlighted the significance of MySaskHealthRecord in conveniently providing patients with vital health information.

“MySaskHealthRecord puts important personal health information literally in the palm of a patient’s hand,” McLeod said. “Saskatchewan continues to lead in allowing patients to access their own personal health information in an easy-to-use format.”

Accessible both online and via the MySaskHealthRecord app, the Surgical Procedures feature allows patients awaiting surgery to stay informed about their upcoming procedures. Patients can also opt for push notifications to receive timely alerts regarding their surgical information.

Provincial Department Head of Surgery for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Dr. Michael Kelly, emphasized the advantages of well-informed patients.

“Well-informed patients are better prepared for appointments with their health care providers and can be more directly involved in decisions impacting their surgical procedures,” he said. “When patients can easily access information ahead of time, it allows us to make good use of the time we have together. We spend less time on scheduling details and can focus on discussing their individual journey toward timely surgical care.”

MySaskHealthRecord, launched in October 2019, initially provided access to online lab test results and other health records. The subsequent introduction of the MySaskHealthRecord app in May 2023 further streamlined access to personal health information, with the app averaging 10,000 downloads monthly since its release.

Residents aged 14 and above with a valid SGI driver’s license or photo ID, an active Saskatchewan Health Services card, and an email address can register for a MySaskHealthRecord account. The platform lets users view their clinical visit history, medical imaging reports, lab test results, immunization history, prescription history, and surgical procedure information from 2018.


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