Allina Health today 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. Patients can access Health Records from within the Health app and can download their health records by selecting Allina Health and authenticating with their patient portal username and password.
This is another way Allina Health is putting medical information directly into patients’ hands. Allina Health patients can also access their health data through their Allina Health account by visiting https://account.allinahealth.org via computer or by downloading the Allina Health account app.
“Health Records on iPhone gives patients one more way to interact with their health information, by bringing together their medical records from multiple healthcare providers into one place," said Chris DuFresne, Allina Health's director of digital experience. "We want patients to be able to control and easily access their own data, and viewing their Allina Health account data on Health Records is a step in that direction."
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.
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/.