FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Judith Carmichael, 410-371-4142
Marriottsville, Md. (Jan. 8, 2019) – Bon Secours now supports Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for individuals to see their available health data from multiple providers whenever they choose. Health Records is available for iPhone users running iOS 11.3 or higher.
Previously, an individual’s health information was held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log in to each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually. Apple worked with the health care community to take a consumer-friendly approach and created Health Records based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), a standard for transferring electronic medical records.
“We are excited to offer our patients another convenient way to access their medical information,” said Laishy Williams-Carlson, chief information officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health. “This innovative technology will empower patients to make better, informed decisions about their health and enhance engagement between patients and their care providers.”
Now, individuals 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.
To set up Health Records, go to the Health Records section of the Apple Health app, search for Bon Secours Health System, and then log in with your MyChart account username and password. After you log in once, your health records will start to appear in the Apple Health app, and you will be notified when new records are available. If you do not have a free MyChart account, visit BonSecours.com/mychart to enroll.
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/healthrecords/.
About Bon Secours
Bon Secours is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMHealth.org,) one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. With operations in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and New York, Bon Secours owns, manages, or joint ventures 20 hospitals and 27 post-acute care facilities or agencies including skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice services, and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to alleviate human suffering, Bon Secours has developed more than 800 affordable housing units for low income families. Bon Secours has more than 24,000 employees and has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace for six consecutive years. The mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to improve the health and well-being of its communities, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. The ministry provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. For more information, visit www.BonSecours.com.