American Family Children's Hospital to Pilot MyChart Bedside

Pediatric Pathways

American Family Children's Hospital to Pilot MyChart Bedside

MyChart Bedside is a new, tablet-based application that gives an admitted patient and/or family more information about the patient’s stay in the hospital.

Developed by EPIC, this application was designed as a tool to empower hospitalized patients and their families. Features on this application will allow patients and families to:

  • View medical information relevant to their hospital stay, such as medications and test results
  • Recognize and communicate with members of their hospital care team
  • Review relevant, multimedia, patient education

UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital will be the first to pilot this technology. During this pilot, parents of children admitted to our hospitalist and trauma services will be given a tablet with the application on it for use during their child’s hospital stay.

Surveys of parents and staff will then be conducted to gather information regarding the usefulness of the application and the perceived impact on workload, communication, safety and quality of care.

For questions about the pilot, please contact Dr. Michelle Kelly.