Health Records on iPhone Now Available to UAMS Patients

By Kate Franks

This new function in the Health Records component of the Apple Health app integrates information from the patient’s hospital and clinic visits with the app, providing a one-stop source for patients to see their available medical data from participating providers whenever they choose. Previously, patients had to log into each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually.

“Nearly 100,000 UAMS patients use MyChart, our online health portal that allows patients to send secure messages to their health care team, see lab and test results, make appointments, and request prescription refills from their phone or computer at any time,” said Rhonda Jorden, UAMS vice chancellor for Information Technology and chief information officer. “Now, with Apple Health, they can link data from their visits to UAMS with data from other health care providers who partner with Apple Health.”

Available data from the UAMS MyChart app includes test and lab results, allergies, immunizations, medical conditions, procedures and medications. Apple worked with the health care community to take a consumer-friendly approach and created Health Records where 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/.

 


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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