Beebe Healthcare Now Offering Patient Portal for Oncology Services
Patients and families with Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services now have an easier way to keep track of their care.
The Cancer Care Patient Portal is now available for patients and their families, giving them access to all their treatment information at home and on their phone.
“It’s very user friendly and easy to use,” said Barry Hamp, Executive Director of Oncology Services. “It will allow for the patients to be directly involved in their care, and it will really help them be informed and help their family members, too. A few patients were so excited, they already signed up on the first day.”
With many cancer care plans, the amount of information can be overwhelming, Hamp said, but this portal is a positive step forward to helping patients and their family members keep this vital information in one, easy-to-use accessible location.
The portal offers access to:
- Keep track of appointments
- Doctor visit reports
- Lab results
- Written reports of imaging scans
- Contact their doctors via messenger
- Access patient learning materials.
In addition to keeping patients up-to-date on their care plan, the patient providers can also communicate more effectively, which is important when cancer patients see so many different parts of the team, Hamp said.
“Now, the radiologists, physician’s assistants, oncologists, surgeons, and the rest of the patient care team can find specific patient information all in one place – making the Tunnell Cancer Center’s team-based approach even more seamless. Communication will also be important as Beebe opens up a second cancer center near Millville.”
Beebe broke ground on the new cancer center in November 2018 as part of the new South Coastal Health Campus near Millville. In addition to the cancer center, a freestanding emergency department will also be built.
The campus brings treatments closer to home for many Sussex County residents. A summer 2020 opening date is expected.
To sign up for the Cancer Care Patient Portal, visit www.beebehealthcare.org/patients-visitors and select the appropriate portal, or ask a member of your cancer care team for more information. You can also call the cancer center at (302) 645-3770 and ask to be activated for the Beebe Healthcare Cancer Care Patient Portal.
For more information about Beebe Healthcare, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. To find out how Beebe Healthcare is Creating the Next Generation of Care for the community, go to www.nextgenerationofcare.org.