Medical Records On the Go Thanks to Apple and Methodist
Still trying to figure out how to corral — and carry — your basic medical information and records?
IPhone-toting patients within the Methodist Health System now have an app for that, and it’s already installed on their devices.
Methodist is one of 39 health systems in the United States that have worked with Apple to offer patients access to health information through the Apple Health app that comes installed on iPhones.
Currently, Methodist is the only health system in Nebraska and Iowa to offer the capability. But Dr. Greg Hutteger, the health system’s chief medical information officer, said he envisions that other health systems eventually will join, giving patients the ability to tap into information from other hospitals and clinics.