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OLBH patients can now access health records on iPhone

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital now supports Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for individuals to see their available health data from multiple providers whenever they choose. Health Records is available for iPhone users running iOS 11.3 or higher.

Previously, an individual’s health information was held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log in to each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually. Apple worked with the health care community to take a consumer-friendly approach and created Health Records based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, a standard for transferring electronic medical records.

“We are excited to offer our patients another convenient way to access their medical information,” said Laishy Williams-Carlson, chief information officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health. “This innovative technology will empower patients to make better, informed decisions about their health and enhance engagement between patients and their care providers.”

Now, individuals 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. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.

To set up Health Records, go to the Health Records section of the Apple Health app, search for Bon Secours Health System, and then log in with a MyChart account username and password. After individuals log in once, their health records will start to appear in the Apple Health app, and they will be notified when new records are available. Those without a free MyChart account can visit BonSecours.com/mychart to enroll.

For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/. For more information concerning OLBH or Bon Secours Mercy Health visit BonSecours.com.