Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital is excited to now support 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 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.
“With all of the digital advancements being made, we know that it’s more important than ever to offer our patients a variety of choices to access their health information easily and conveniently,” said Ted Bayack, Hugh Chatham’s Chief Information Officer. “Health Records on iPhone helps us do just that for many of our mobile users.”
Patients can enroll through the “Health Records” section of Apple’s Health app. Once they select Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, users will be prompted to enter their Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital login and password, and authorize the download of their health records to the Health app.
To learn more about how to access Hugh Chatham patient records using Health Records, visit hughchatham.org/online-portal/online-patient-portal.php.
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/.
Hugh Chatham (HughChatham.org) is a not-for-profit community health care network of physician clinics and an 81-bed acute care hospital that delivers high quality, convenient health care to residents of the Yadkin Valley and Foothills region of North Carolina and parts of southwestern Virginia. Employing more than 800 team members, Hugh Chatham includes a medical group of more than 70 providers across 26 locations and five counties. Headquartered in Elkin, North Carolina, Hugh Chatham is a leader in using technology to coordinate care for patients and to make healthcare more accessible, and cost-effective.