Health Records on iPhone Now Available to UT Medical Center Patients
The University of Tennessee Medical Center 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.
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. Patients can access Health Records from within the Health app and can download their health records by selecting University of Tennessee Medical Center in the Health Records directory and authenticating with their University of Tennessee Medical Center HealtheLife Patient Portal username and password. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
“Health Records on iPhone will help our patients by providing them quick and easy access to their health information by having it stored in one location right at their fingertips,” said Dr. John C. Callison, Chief Medical Information Officer at UT Medical Center. “We are thrilled to provide our patients this safe and convenient tool for accessing their most current health information.”
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/healthrecords/