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Health Records on iPhone Now Available to UAB Medicine Patients
UAB 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.
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.
Patients who already have a UAB Medicine Patient Portal account can download health records to their iPhone by following the steps below. If you do not have a Patient Portal account, you may create one at UABMedicine.org/me.
- Open the Health app on your iPhone, scroll to the “Access Your Records” tile and click “Get Started.”
- Search for “UAB Medicine” and log in with the username and password you use to access your Patient Portal account.
- After you log in once, your health records will begin to appear in the Health app, and you will be notified when new records are available to view.
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/
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