Sparta Community Hospital offers a simple and secure way to access your medical data
Sparta, IL —November 25, 2019-Sparta Community Hospital is proud to announce that patients can now access their medical records through 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.
Sparta Community Hospital is excited to offer this opportunity to patients. To facilitate the flow of data to Health Records on iPhone, patients must first be members of the Sparta Community Hospital or Sparta Community Hospital Quality Healthcare Clinics Patient Portal. Instructions for accessing the patient portal are available at www.spartahospital.com. Patients can access Health Records from within the Health app and can download their health records by selecting Sparta Community Hospital or Sparta Community Hospital Quality Healthcare Clinics and authenticating with their patient portal username and password.
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. 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. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
“We are excited to bring our medical records to the fingertips of our patients in an easy to access format. We believe that Health Records on iPhone makes navigating your health information easier and can help contribute to better understanding and coordination of care,” explained Susan Gutjahr, HIT Director, Sparta Community Hospital.
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/