Grand View Health, a community health system, today supports Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose.
Previously, patients’ medical records were held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log into each care provider’s portal and piece together the information manually. Apple worked with the healthcare community to take a consumer-friendly approach and created Health Records 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, procedures and vitals, and will receive notifications when their data is updated. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iOS device passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
“This is an innovative solution for patients who receive care through Grand View Health, with added convenience, allowing patients to collect records from multiple institutions,” according to Jane Loveless, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Grand View Health. “We are always seeking ways to help patients engage in their health care and improve the patient experience. Health Records on iPhone provides our patients easy access to their health records for improved patient health outcomes and is one more benefit for patients who utilize the MyGVH.org portal.”
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/
Grand View Health’s MyGVH.org portal provides patients easy access to allergies, immunizations, lab results, reports, medications, procedures, care plans, appointments and many other features, while also receiving updates when new information is available.
Currently, the Health Records app has the capability to pull information from MEDITECH, Grand View’s electronic medical record software, as well as EPIC, Cerner, athenahealth and CPSI. Many hospitals locally and nationally use one of these programs for their patient portal.