As states cautiously re-open, convenient access to COVID-19 testing is critical so that those who are infected can self-isolate quickly to minimize its spread. EHR leader Epic is helping deliver COVID-19 test results via MyChart as part of an effort to increase nationwide testing capacity being led by CVS Health.
Epic’s software allows patients to access test results online in a timely and efficient manner. Patients registering for an appointment at the 1,000+ COVID-19 drive-thru test sites at select CVS Pharmacy locations in more than 30 states are encouraged to use MyChart, which enables them to see their results online, at their convenience, when their test results are available. Low-contact drive-thru sites at select CVS Pharmacy locations can process up to 1.5 million tests per month
“Our CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations are uniquely positioned to help address the pandemic and protect people’s health by bringing safe and effective testing options closer to home,” said Troyen Brennan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health. “Our use of Epic’s software enables us to conveniently deliver COVID-19 test results to people online through the MyChart patient portal.”