UCLA Health 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 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.
Patients currently can view their records from all UCLA Health hospitals and clinics at any time they choose, wherever they choose, simply by accessing the myUCLAhealth web or mobile applications.
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.
“UCLA Health is committed to the highest-quality comprehensive care experience, and that includes making medical records easily accessible to the people who need them - the patients themselves,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System. “Through this innovative approach, we’re encouraging our patients and their families to stay even more informed about, and engaged with, their medical care.”
Through the myUCLAhealth portal, available through the web and through the mobile MyChart application, patients have many options for interacting with our providers, scheduling appointments, updating various aspects of the medical record, and requesting an electronic copy of the medical record, just to name a few.
“All data, especially health data, belongs to the patient,” said Dr. Michael A. Pfeffer, assistant vice chancellor and chief information officer for UCLA Health. “We want the patient experience to be as easy and welcoming as possible by providing additional options that best suit the patient’s needs. With this innovation, patients now have another access point for all of their available UCLA Health and other participating health system data.”
For more information about how to register for the myUCLAhealth portal, please visit https://my.uclahealth.org/MyChart/. Already, more than 400,000 patients engage in their care through the portal. For more information on Health Records on iPhone, please visit: apple.com/healthcare/health-records/