CLEVELAND – Cleveland Clinic patients can now access their personal health data on their smartphone.
The nonprofit health system recently added the Apple Health Records feature to its options for patients to view their personal health information, including allergies, conditions, immunizations and lab results.
“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 Dr. Peter Rasmussen, medical director of digital health at Cleveland Clinic, in a statement. “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.”
Patients can also access their health data through the MyChart online portal and mobile app.
Both MyChart and Health Records on iPhone allow patients to view their health data, as well as help them organize medical information from various institutions into one view. Patients can also sign up to receive notifications when their data is updated.
MyChart also allows Cleveland Clinic patients to: view 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 Dr. Amy Merlino, chief medical information officer at Cleveland Clinic, in a statement.