Health Records on iPhone Now Available to Baptist Health Patients on MyChart
Baptist Health offers a simple, secure way to access your medical data. . .
LOUISVILLE, KY (Aug. 6, 2018) — Baptist Health, Kentucky’s largest health system, now 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.
“We are proud to give patients ready access to their health records from all of Baptist Health’s Kentucky facilities,” said Brett Oliver, MD, chief medical information officer for Baptist Health.
Patients who use Baptist Health’s MyChart health record system – available through all hospital and Baptist Health Medical Group offices in Kentucky – can utilize Health Records on iPhone, which integrates Baptist Health’s APIs with Apple’s Health app.
“This helps give patients control of their health records, which can be vital if they need emergency care away from home, or see a new healthcare provider,” said Dr. Oliver. “No matter where you go, you can take the essentials of your health record with you.”
Previously, patients’ medical records were held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log into each care provider’s website 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 iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/.