A group of residents from across Saskatchewan are now able to view their personal health information online through a new program being piloted by eHealth Saskatchewan.

Through a six month trial period, 1,000 participants will have the opportunity to view their personal lab results, immunization history, pharmacy, and hospital visit history at anytime from anywhere.

“Our government is excited to announce a new program that empowers the people of Saskatchewan to take a more active role in their own health care,” Duncan said. “CHIP is the first comprehensive electronic system of its kind in Canada that puts patients first.”

The Citizen Health Information Portal Pilot allows the group to access files through a highly secure, personalized login, and add medical information, such as reminders to take medication. They will also be able to look at their child's information as well.

“eHealth’s vision to empower patients and enable care continues to shape and inspire innovative programs like CHIP,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh said. “eHealth thanks all of the CHIP participants for their interest in the program, as it could help to shape the future of health care in Saskatchewan.”

The pilot is asking for feedback to guide future decisions about additions and changes to online health information and programs.

Infoway and eHealth both play major roles in health care. eHealth provides things such as providing health cards, birth, death, and marriage certificates. Infoway helps to improve health of Canadians by delivering better quality and access to care and health service and is a non-profit organization funded by the federal government.