St. Luke’s University Health Network has announced that it now supports Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easier for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose.
The availability of the records on iPhone is St. Luke’s latest initiative to help make it easier for patients to access their health records. Now patients can view their St. Luke’s MyChart health record online, either through the St. Luke’s mobile app or in the Apple Health app, alongside their medical records from other participating institutions.
Previously, patients’ medical records were held in multiple locations, requiring them to log into each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually.
Apple worked with the healthcare community from a consumer-friendly perspective and created a new approach based on FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), a standard for transferring electronic medical records.
Now, patients will have medical information from participating institutions organized into one view, covering allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, and procedures and vitals. They will also receive notifications whenever their data is updated.
Patients authenticate themselves using their MyChart patient portal credentials in order to directly download their available health records onto their iPhone. Data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
“St. Luke’s is always looking to make our patients’ experience easier and better,” said James Balshi, MD, St. Luke’s Chief Medical Information Officer. “We want to give our patients every opportunity to take control of their health information, and Health Records on iPhone will help them easily view and monitor their data.”
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/ [apple.com].
To get started, open the Health app (with the red heart icon) on your iPhone, select ‘Health Data,’ select Health Records and authenticate using your St. Luke’s MyChart account credentials.
Note: This local health news is brought to you in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network.