LifeLabs announces Ontario launch of my results
July 8, 2015
TORONTO – LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services has announced the upcoming provincial launch of my results, which will allow Ontario patients to quickly, easily and securely access most of their LifeLabs laboratory test results online, free of charge.
The secure, web-based service has been developed to meet the needs of the growing number of patients who are requesting direct access to their laboratory results in order to be more actively involved in managing their own health. Patients can use my results to share and discuss their results with their healthcare management team and can use the analytical tool to monitor regular lab tests over time as part of a disease management program.
LifeLabs introduced the service in British Columbia in 2010 where there are now over 500,000 British Columbians accessing their test results online. In Ontario, my results has been operating since December 2014 in a few communities. With positive feedback received from both patients and healthcare providers in those communities, LifeLabs is excited to confirm that my results will be available to patients across the province later this summer.
LifeLabs knows how important it is for patients and healthcare providers to work together with meaningful and practical information in hand. Direct access by patients and healthcare providers to lab test results delivers information that will allow patients and their care team to make decisions so that they can live healthy and stay healthy: one of the key objectives in Ontario’s Patient First: Action Plan for Health Care.
“LifeLabs knows that Canadians want meaningful and practical information about their health so that they can make informed decisions and choices. Direct access to lab results provides citizens with just that kind of information,” said Sue Paish (pictured), President and CEO of LifeLabs, Canada’s largest community-based laboratory services company.
“In launching my results, we’re not just enhancing patient access to lab test results – we’re empowering patients and healthcare providers with real-time, relevant, clinical information. LifeLabs is proud to continue to drive the modernization of our healthcare system in Ontario and my results is another example of that drive.”
Developed by Excelleris Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of LifeLabs, my results uses industry best practices for privacy and security. Most test results will be available through my results and will be posted to patients’ accounts within 24-48 hours.
More information will be available in our Patient Service Centres and on www.lifelabs.com in early August.
LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company with over 50 years of experience providing laboratory testing services to help healthcare providers diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. In communities across British Columbia and Ontario, LifeLabs delivers cost-effective, convenient access to laboratory testing services which are essential for optimal outcomes in healthcare. LifeLabs employs approximately 5,400 professionally trained staff and delivers over 100 million laboratory tests, supporting over 19 million patient visits annually. In 2013, LifeLabs acquired BC Biomedical in British Columbia and CML HealthCare in Ontario making LifeLabs the largest community laboratory in Canada. LifeLabs is indirectly owned by OMERS Administration Corporation, whose interest is managed by Borealis Infrastructure. LifeLabs is a Proud Supporter of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. For more information, please see www.LifeLabs.com.