Cleveland Clinic patients now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Health Records on iPhone feature.
This is another way Cleveland Clinic is putting medical records directly into patients’ hands. Cleveland Clinic patients can also access their health data through MyChart – by visiting MyChart (https://mychart.clevelandclinic.org/) via computer or by downloading the MyChart app.
“Access to one’s own medical records is a crucial part of the digital transformation taking place in healthcare today, and enhances our relationship with our patients,” said Peter Rasmussen, M.D. a neurosurgeon and Medical Director of Digital Health at Cleveland Clinic. “Our goal is to make that access as easy, convenient and useful as possible, placing patients firmly in the center of their own health data.”
Both MyChart and Health Records on iPhone allow patients to view their personal health information, including allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals, while also helping them organize medical information from various institutions into one view. Patients receive notifications when their data is updated.
In addition, MyChart allows Cleveland Clinic patients to: view upcoming and past appointments, physician notes, and details about hospital admissions; schedule appointments; request medication renewals and preventive care procedures; and message their providers.
“When patients have direct access to their personal health information, they have the opportunity to live healthier lives,” said Amy Merlino, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Medical Information Officer. “They are able to track important health factors, such as weight or cholesterol or blood sugar, to determine their own personal trends over time. They are able to easily see a combined view of their information from multiple health systems, as well as have the ability to share their healthcare history with other providers.”