Vanderbilt Health now 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.
Using the new Health Records section within the Apple Health app on the iPhone, patients can easily monitor their health record information from Vanderbilt and other participating health systems, including allergies, conditions, immunizations, labs, medications, procedures and vitals. Users can view their medical records simply by updating their iOS software on their iPhone.
When health record data is transferred from Vanderbilt to the Health app, it is encrypted and does not traverse Apple's network. As part of this feature, Apple does not receive, maintain or transmit any protected health information. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user's iPhone passcode.
Previously, if patients' medical records were held in multiple locations, this required patients to log into each care provider's website and piece together 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.
Vanderbilt's participation was facilitated in part by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's recent switch to a new clinical information system called eStar, powered by software from Epic Systems Corp.
"This is an exciting and very innovative opportunity that allows us to leverage all of the work we've done becoming part of the Epic community. Health records on iPhone will allow us to share electronic health record information in exciting new ways," said Trent Rosenbloom, MD, director of Vanderbilt's online patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV).
"Health records on iPhone gives patients one more way to interact with their medical data, including being able to bring together their medical information from multiple healthcare providers into one place. Longer term, we think this will give people more ways to use their health information, such as sharing it with other health systems or taking advantage of mobile apps that use health data to help users take better care of themselves," Rosenbloom said.
According to Rosenbloom, currently there are approximately 19,000 users accessing MHAV with their iPhones.
For more information on Health Records visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/
Last month, Change Healthcare announced its plans for a collaboration with Adobe and Microsoft to bring providers a more effective way to give patients the experience they want.
Brentwood-based LifePoint Health has appointed three leaders to vice president posts within the organization.
NNew app offers a simple and secure way to access your medical data
Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to announce Erin Ingram as its Event and Marketing Manager. Ingram will coordinate the event and marketing efforts of the nonprofit.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce the promotion of Elishia Gifford, RN, BSN, to Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Nashville-based healthcare startup EvidenceCare announced this week the hire of Nashville healthcare veteran Tony Corley as the company's new chief financial officer.
Saint Thomas Heart is one of the nation's most innovative and comprehensive heart programs, with 60 locations across Middle Tennessee
Community Health Systems Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell the Assets of Ocala, Florida Hospital
Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) has announced that an affiliate of the Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the associated assets of 421-bed Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, to Florida Hospital Ocala, Inc., a subsidiary of Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation.
Alive Hospice Doctor Honored with Fellow Designation by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
New $39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement And Patient Simulation Opens at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center opens a new chapter in health care education in Tennessee and beyond on May 11, when the ribbon is cut on its new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS).
Saint Thomas Health recently signed a letter of intent with Tennessee Women's Care, the largest obstetrics and gynecology group in Middle Tennessee.
Ingrid Mayer, MD, MSCI, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Komen Scholar for her leadership in breast cancer research.
Nashville Health Care Council Hires New Director of Events and Sponsorships, Announces Staff Promotion
The Nashville Health Care Council is pleased to announce a new addition and a new staff role.
Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce the addition of the region's first and only birth designer program at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
American Physician Partners is honored to announce Dr. "Sully" Smith has just been elected as President of the TN Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians. Smith embodies the values that make APP of the leading physicians groups in the country.
Neighborhood Health has expanded its HIV PrEP program. This medication, proven to prevent HIV infection, is available at all 13 Neighborhood Health locations in Middle Tennessee.
Saint Thomas Midtown Is First Hospital In Middle Tennessee With Latest Generation Robotic Surgery Platform
Hospital recognized as leader for robotic, minimally invasive surgery in Middle Tennessee
New technology gives Texas hospitals market data insights to steer smarter business and development decisions
Deep South, Southwest, and Mountain West regions still behind in overall health security and emergency preparedness