Christiana Care Health System, based in Wilmington, Delaware, today announced it supports Health Records on iPhone feature to make it easy for patients to see their available medical records from multiple providers whenever they choose.
“In our digital world, we are meeting our patients’ expectations that their health records should be available to them as readily as their newsfeeds, videos and social media,” said Randy Gaboriault, MS, chief information officer and senior vice president for Innovation and Strategic Development at Christiana Care. “Health Records on iPhone puts the ownership of health records where it belongs – with the patient.”
How Health Records on iPhone Works
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. Now, using Health Records on iPhone, patients can 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.
“Health Records on iPhone is a powerful tool to support patients in their care,” said Edmondo J. Robinson, M.D., MBA, FACP, chief transformation officer, and senior vice president for Consumerism at Christiana Care. “This is a catalyst for important conversations between patients and health care providers. With their health information literally in their pockets, patients are empowered for more well-informed conversations and clinicians have the benefit of instant information from a validated data source.”
Christiana Care’s transparency efforts also include consumer-generated star ratings and patient reviews in its Find a Doctor website, which help people to make informed decisions about which health care providers they choose.