Your personal health record (PHR) is a safe place to keep track of your health information. You control the information you store there, decide if you want to share it, and with whom. You can access your PHR from any computer connected to the Internet.
The PHR includes widgets that let you store information like your blood pressure, weight and height, heart rate, immunizations, medications, and much more.
A MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault account is created when you activate the personal health record feature of your MyHealth.Alberta.ca account. Each person who uses MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault must have their own account.
A MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault record stores health information for 1 person. An account can hold records for many people. Each record can be managed separately from other records.
When you activate your MyHealth.Alberta.ca personal health record (PHR) you'll also create a MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault account. MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault is a secure data storage feature used to keep all your health information. Information you enter into your PHR, information from a medical device, or information from another data source can all go into your MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault account.
Your MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault account is yours, so only you decide who can see, use, add, and share info, and which health apps have access to it.
MyHealth.Alberta.ca HealthVault won't share your health information to any other app or service without your permission.
The Connect to Alberta Netcare feature allows you to have a copy of your prescription fill history from Alberta Netcare transfered into your personal health record. To make sure your information is always secure and private you'll have to verify your identity before you can use this feature.
Alberta Netcare is the Government of Alberta's provincial electronic health record. It's used to store your health information, like diagnostic imaging, prescription history information, lab results, and other information. The information is entered by Alberta pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, labs, imaging facilities, and specialists.
A feature of your MyHealth.Alberta.ca account is the ability to link to Alberta Netcare and transfer information stored there (prescription history information) into your personal health record.
See "Saving your health information".
You can stop health information from Alberta Netcare from downloading into your personal health record. If you decide to start downloads again you will receive a bulk download of all records since you stopped not exceeding the maximum default for that particular data type. For prescription fill history, the default download is the last 3 months of information.
For example, if you stopped your downloads 6 months ago and restart now, you will receive the maximum of 3 months only.
If you've created a personal health record you'll lose access to any information you've stored there if you close your MyHealth.Alberta.ca account. You can save a copy of this information by creating and downloading a PDF report.
To create the PDF, go to your personal health record, click "PHR Tools & Settings", then click on "Tools". The first widget on the page is "Download My Health Information".
Select what information and in what format you want the information in the report and click "Create Report".