Portal offers services for Sidra patients
January 12 2017 12:02 AM

By Joseph Varghese/Staff Reporter

Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) has launched an online tool ‘Patient Portal’ providing a large number of services for Sidra patients.
The personalised and secure portal aims to equip the patients or their relatives with the facility to monitor their health records from anywhere and at anytime.
The portal gives the patients direct access to portions of their electronic health record and several other features. By creating a Sidra Patient Portal account, patients can securely view lab results and appointment information, as well as their medications.
People can access the portal only by invitation. Patients, within a day or two from their last clinic visit to Sidra, will receive an e-mail invitation from Sidra [email protected] By accepting the invitation and following the instructions, they can create an account.
Sidra Patient Portal also allows convenient communication with their physician’s office. Patients can ask questions related to their  appointments and medical care.
The portal allows to view the medical information online as well as review medications, allergies and medical history. It also enables them to receive test results faster and online without the need for any phone call or letter.
The portal also allows the patients to stay in touch with their physicians as they can communicate easily and securely with the physician’s office to get answers to their  medical questions. It is an ideal platform for the parents who are managing their children’s or their older parent’s healthcare.
Once they have accepted the invitation, they can log into their Sidra Patient Portal. Patients need to create an account by creating user IDs and passwords which are case sensitive.
Operational since May, 2016, the Outpatient Clinic at Sidra has been offering a large number of services for women and children. The outpatient clinic is a referral based facility and does not accept walk-in patients nor does it offer any emergency services.
Presently, Sidra offers more than 33 clinics and services and according to Sidra officials, the roll out of the outpatient clinics is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Once fully operational, the clinics are expected to see about 5,000 patients per week.

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